- About Us
- The History of the Museum
- History of the Museum 1900-1983
- History of the Museum 1983 - Present
- The Cowle Trust
- Future Exhibitions
- Emily Joy: Gifts for Mother Mnemosyne
- Stroud School of Art Tutors' Exhibition-2014
- Previous Exhibitions
- Cleo Mussi: All Consuming
- Lynn Chadwick: The Maker's Studio
- Select 2014
- Weaving a Community: Landscape
- Tracing the Blueprint
- Mattise Drawing with Scissors
- Matthew Harris: Material Matters
- Carolyn White: Light Years
- Pete Hoida: The Black Morar Series
- Spring Select 2013
- Vintage Handkerchiefs
- Hughie O'Donoghue: Painterly Prints
- Andy Goldsworthy: Early Photographs
- Simon Packard: Dunbar Street
- Alan Thornhill: Scultpure Drawing and Painting
- Nick Cudworth: Still Life in Rock and Roll
- Nora Fok: Cloud Nylon
- The Wonderful World of Rodney Peppe
- Kate Plumtree: Worn to be Wild
- Rosalind Wise: Natural and Man Made Rhythms
- Select 2012
- Impress 11: Edward and Richard Bawden
- Plain, Stripe, Check
- Hilary Baker: Foam
- Parkbench: Crossings
- The Art of Kalamkari
- Cleo Mussi: Pharma's Market
- Sue Brown: A Celebration of Collagraph
- Studio Seven: Make Do and Mend
- Tony Meeuwissen: A Retrospective
- Anthony Abrahams: Scultpure and Prints
- Folk Art and Fairy Tales
- The Museum Collections
- Mystery Object
- Why the Cockerel?
- Collections Enquiries
- Collections Policies
- Paintings from the Collection
- Featured Objects - The Lawnmower
- Featured Object - Wallbridge Painting
- Featured Collection - Casein
- Featured Collection - Prinknash Pottery
- Featured Object - Spanners
- Wilf Merrett Gallery
- Highlights of the Collection
- Further Highlights of the Collection
- Recent Acquisitions
- Special Events
- Thursday Afternoon Talks
- Secret Artist 2014: Call for Artists
- No Pasaran!
- Laurie Lee Centenary Celebrations
- Laurie Lee Centenary Museum Events
- Laurie Lee Centenary Local Events
- Laurie Lee Graphic Novel Workshop
- World War One Commemoration Events
- 2014 - One Man's War
- 2015 - Technology and Innovation
- 2016 - The World at War
- 2017 - The Home Front
- 2018 - Medals, Souvenirs and Legacy
In November 2014 the Museum will be taking a look at one man's experiences of the First World War
Samuel Watkins was a local man. He was the son of Sarah Watkins of Stonehouse and he was married to Daisy Rose Watkins - they lived together in Randwick.
He was a member of the 11th Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers.
He was 33 years old when he died during the 4th battle of Ypres, or the Lys Offensive in April 1918.
Samuel has no known grave but is commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial in Belgium.
The Museum has recently been lent an extensive archive of material relating to Samuel and his family which will allow us to take this very personal look at the First World War.
If you would like to contribute to our World War One programme, either as part of a Local History Society or other interested group please click here to contact us.
Did you know?
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission aims to commemorate all of the 1,700,000 men and wome who died in the two World Wars. They keep searchable records of cemeteries, burial plots and memorials across 153 countries
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