The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, London
5 January-19 March 2016,
‘From the village of Thimbleby to the Western Front, two brothers and their story are brought to life in community film Tell Them of Us – a tribute to their duty and the impact on those they left behind.
This display of clothing from the film tells the story of how an international army of knitters was created almost by accident, not only to help costume the film, but also to reveal the extraordinary range of knitted items produced back home for men in the trenches.
Centenary Stitches will be displayed on-site at Kew.’
The exhibition was first shown at the Collection, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Since then a follow-up drama-documentary has been made on the story of the surviving brother, ‘William’s Story’ and the family archive behind the films. Both films will be shown at The National Archive.