Saltash Heritage exhibition mentioned in House of Commons

Saltash Heritage exhibition mentioned in House of Commons
Saltash Heritage

By: Bruce Hunt
Added: 19 July 2014

Saltash Heritage's current exhibition "It Will Be Over By Christmas" was officially opened by Sheryll Murray, MP for South East Cornwall. She was so impressed by what she saw, that she offered congratulations in the House of Commons.

Sheryll Murray: Will my Right Hon. Friend join me in congratulating my local museums in Saltash and Liskeard, which provide boxes for schools to enhance the cultural experience of young people, so that they can better understand what happened in World War One? I recommend that he visit the excellent display in Saltash on the Suffragette movement, a campaign important both at the time and for women like me today. Does he agree that adequate funding must be provided to help museums progress with such wonderful initiatives, lest we forget?

Sajid Javid (The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport): Local cultural institutions have a key role to play in the First World War centenary commemorations. I am delighted to hear about the contribution from Saltash. As my Hon. Friend says, it reminds us of the vital contribution that women made during the war. I will certainly be interested in a visit.