Post Office role in World War One examined

Carrick Civic Centre is hosting the Last Post exhibition.

Carrick Civic Centre is hosting the Last Post exhibition.

The latest in a series of events in Carrick to mark the centenary of the Great War is a new exhibition at the Civic Centre.

Last Post, which is curated by the British Postal Museum and Archive and the Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms, explores the role played by the Post Office during the First World War.

It tells the stories of postal workers at war and on the home front, and examines the role played by communications.

Hosted by Carrick Council, the exhibition is running until October.

The council explained: “Before 1914 Post Office communications were vital to everyday life - through the telegraph and telephone systems as well as the post.

The war brought many changes and the Post Office was never the same again. In 1914 the Post Office was one of the biggest businesses in the world, this exhibition examines how it contributed to military operations on a scale never seen before, providing a vital means of communication between the fighting fronts and the home front.”


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