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To coincide with the centenary of the First World War, the museum hosts a display of the cheering illustrations Robinson produced during the conflict.

Illustrator Heath Robinson provided the nation with some much-needed comic relief during the darkness of the world war years; his satirical drawings brought hilarity to the difficulties the country faced and made light of pompous German propaganda. He would later write: 'I believe that our sense of humour played a greater part than we were always aware of in saving us from despair during those days of trial'.

On display are 60 of his morale-boosting illustrations from this tumultuous period, including A Warm Welcome for Every Parachutist which was acquired by the museum along with over 400 drawings thanks to Art Fund support last year.


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