CHESHIRE Military Museum at Chester Castle is putting on an exhibition entitled Wartime Christmas to take a look at what the festive season was like under fire, both for soldiers over-seas and their families left behind at home.
For those who lived through wartime Christmases, the celebrations during those years were particularly poignant.
The Wartime Christmas dis-play will show those times of heartache and brief moments of escape and happiness by displaying photos, letters, diary extracts and Christmas cards.
Among exhibits is the famous Princess Mary Christmas gift tin, sent out to all the First World War soldiers.
There will be Christmas card activities for children and rationing recipes for dishes like mock goose, which was mutton stuffed with root vegetables.
There's also a chance to the diary of a Cheshire soldier who took part in the famous football match on Christmas Day 1914 in no-man's land The exhibition will open on December 1.
The museum is open every day, 10am-5pm, with last admission at 4pm. The museum will close for Christmas on December 21 and re-open on January 4.
Admission is £2 adults, £1 children and concessions.
For more information, ring 01244 403933 or visit the website at: www.chester.ac.uk/militarymuseum