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The Great War Centenary 1917 - Exhibition

Boomtown - From Front Line to White Lund

White Lund and Rievaulx Abbey, North Yorkshire

The preservation of Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire was aided by the end of the Great War.  In July 1917 Rievaulx was taken into state guardianship (now English Heritage).  Work immediately started to save the ruins from collapse, but the war effort meant that the timber needed to shore up the ruins was in short supply.  It was eventually sourced from a munitions factory that had exploded in Morecambe. 

 

 

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Only a proportion of our collections are on display at anyone time.  Certain items are on loan for display in other institutions.  An appointment is required to consult any of our collections which are held in store.

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