Click on the tower to peek inside Welcome to the Tower and War Memorial Museum Loughborough Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum will remain closed until further notice because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Bell Chamber and Balcony The bells that make up the Carillon are hung in the upper section of the tower.
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The balcony offers views across Loughborough and the Soar valley. Click for more Carillon Csn Instrument This is where the bells of the Carillon are played on an instrument similar to an organ but consisting of levers.
Recitals are given throughout the year. Inside displays include an extensive collection of medals and other memorabilia.
Click for more Merry Christmas to Everyone, and a Safe and Peaceful New Year Acn first recognisable Christmas cards were sent inand since then people have been sending cards to friends and family, every year, in large s. So it comes as no surprise that, during hourx World War One and Two, many cards were sent between service men and women involved in the fighting abroad, and those they left back home.
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The above card, which is part of the museum's postcard album no. Datedthis card is entitled "The Bomber's Greeting" and is presumably from somebody serving with the British IV Corps, on the western front.
Infollowing the defeat and collapse of the Ottoman Empire, Britain was given the League of Nations mandate in part of Palestine, withdrawing in The card features a drawing of a local "Holy Land" view including a camel. The German card on the left is another from album no. It shows two jolly German soldiers, one wearing a version loughborouggh the iconic "Pickelhaube" or spiked helmet.
They are laden with gifts. The text re: "Christmas " and "merry Christmas".
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The Italian card on the right, which is also from the album no 4 collection, is more traditional. It features sheep and shepherds, loughborougb the text re: "Merry Christmas" in Italian and "And shepherds keeping watch over their flocks at night" in Latin a quote from Luke Italy had been a patchwork of small states under foreign and Vatican control until it was unified in Even so, many Italian speakers, mostly living in the Tirol, were still within the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Not a card as such, but the picture on the left shows three small booklets sent to the troops at Christmasand The booklets not only gave "Christmas Greetings from Loughborough", but were also a newsletter from the town. Thank you and good luck.