ONE of Worcester’s First World War heroes, Victoria Cross holder Fred Dancox, features alongside members of his family in an exhibition at the city's Barbourne Health Centre.

The arts and health charity A Picture for Health has organised the exhibition Relating to the War as a tribute to those who fought in the 1914-18 conflict. The photographs poems and other articles have been lent by relatives who live in Worcestershire, many of whom are patients at the GP surgery.

Charity founder Dr Maggie Keeble explained: "We wanted to mark the Centenary of this important year with an exhibition trying to make the events more relevant to the younger generation by showing the men as part of a normal family."

One of the images is of a memorial plaque or Dead Man’s Penny sent to the family of George Harvey Holmes. More than a million of these plaques were sent to the families of those who died in the war and came with a letter from Buckingham Place. Also on display are some extracts from the book by Worcester historian Jeff Carpenter called Worcestershire in the Great War. Mr Carpenter is shown with a photograph of his uncle William Henry Carpenter.

Dr Keeble added: "One of the most poignant exhibits is poem written by Bill Bates entitled The Battle of Ypres. The final stanza reads : 'And sons of Worcester yet unborn in far-off days will tell their children how the Second K.S.L.I (Kings Shropshire Light Infantry) fought and died at the Battle of Ypres'. This exhibition is an embodiment of that prediction."

The exhibition can been seen any time the Health Centre is open ( 8am-6pm weekdays and 8am-4pm on Saturdays ) and there is an open view evening on Saturday, November 8 between 6pm and 8pm. All are welcome to drop in.