VIDEO: Clipstone Camp exhibition opens

A major new exhibition celebrating Clipstone’s vital role in the First World War effort has opened at Mansfield Museum.

Curated by Forest Town local historian Pauline Marples, Clipstone Camp and Mansfield in World War One opened at the Leeming Street Museum on Saturday.

The exhibition, which runs until 22nd November, is the third in the museum’s trio marking the outbreak of hostilities 100 years ago.

The camp’s story has been brought to life through photographs, documents. artefacts and the letters of some of the thousands of soldiers who were stationed at Clipstone Camp at the exhibition, which was opened by Coun Mick Barton.

Pauline said: “This is the largest and most exciting exhibition I have done so far in Mansfield Museum.”

The museum is open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. Admission is free.