PICTURES: Salute to the Armed Forces in Skegness

Kellie North, assistant manager at the Village Church Farm museum, with volunteer Rodney Martin saluting Armed Forces Day with a special wartime exhibition. ANL-160625-182206001
Kellie North, assistant manager at the Village Church Farm museum, with volunteer Rodney Martin saluting Armed Forces Day with a special wartime exhibition. ANL-160625-182206001

Skegness saluted Armed Forces Day with two events in the town.

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community – from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

Volunteers Phil Cooling and John Culling celebrating Armed Forces Day at an exhibition at the Village Church Farm museum in Skegness. ANL-160625-182229001

Volunteers Phil Cooling and John Culling celebrating Armed Forces Day at an exhibition at the Village Church Farm museum in Skegness. ANL-160625-182229001

At the Village Church Farm museum there was an exhibition of memorabilia from both the First World War and the Second World War.

It had been collected over 25 years by museum volunteer Rodney Martin.

Visitors can view it daily from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 2pm.

Specsavers in Lumley Road decorated the shop and allowed Sheila Hannibal, who helps organise the local Poppy Appeal, to hold a stall and collection.

Armed Forces Day was celebrated with an exhibition at the Village Church Farm Musem in Skegness. ANL-160625-182247001

Armed Forces Day was celebrated with an exhibition at the Village Church Farm Musem in Skegness. ANL-160625-182247001

Armed Forces Day was celebrated with an exhibition at the Village Church Farm Musem in Skegness. ANL-160625-182335001

Armed Forces Day was celebrated with an exhibition at the Village Church Farm Musem in Skegness. ANL-160625-182335001

Staff at Specsavers in Skegness celebrating Armed Forces Day with an organiser of the Skegness Poppy Appeal (seated). ANL-160625-182406001

Staff at Specsavers in Skegness celebrating Armed Forces Day with an organiser of the Skegness Poppy Appeal (seated). ANL-160625-182406001