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—————  ,,———— Mr. C." Reginald Grundy, the editor of Connoisseur," thi-ows out some valuable suggestions for the formation of local war I museums. People. at Swansea, may notice posted in various places placards Warning- them of the danger of being shot by the military under certain circumstances. To a future generation of Swansea people those i posters will be of the greatest interest, j There is a mass of other things, whose in- terest is ignored to-day, which would be treasured possessions of a local war museum le.ss than a huftdred years' hence. Mr. j Grundy specifies amongst things thus worth preserving for posterity examples of the flags sold on flag days, street lamps painted to ex- elude their light from the view o-t. Zeppelin raiders war workers badges and volumes j recording on vellum the immes, addresses, j and war service of all the local soldiers and ),tinetn who have served their country in any form during the war. W ithout such a re- cord their memory will perish. Records of the war services, of the local! regiments should also be mcluded; records that can only be compiled officially, for: there has 'been nothing told locally in ade- quate or intelligible, form of the work of i the Swansea Battalioli, "tile 6th Welsh. or i other local corpsthen there could be as- sembled examples of thiS local posters such as those put up at the docks, as well as 1 photographic records of local naval and military and munitiop.makillg activity., A, view of a batch of men at work upon their allotments will have real interest and value I for posterity and specimens of local Volun- teer uniforms, armlets, etc., besIdes histor- ies of the part played by local industries i and the municipality in the war. A pliot-o of the War Loan barometer is; an instance of many tilings which pass with! little attention nowadays, which our descen-1 dants will nevertheless be keenly interested in. Much historic material has alreadv! gone by unheeded but much is still ava.il- able or can be created. The idea might: be extended to public events, of which photographic records would be cheap and permanent. The appearance of wanseal streets is being transformed little by little, and in such a museum as we have indicated there might be galleries of views of such places as Castle-street before the improve-' ment, the King's Dock in its making, the last Royal visit, and kindred functions. We are rather neglectful of posterity, but it should be possible to collect cheaply and easily an assemblage of souvenirs and por- traitures and views on which a coming generation will never be tired of gazing.

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