A WARTIME theme underlies May's Museums and Galleries month, with the experiences of young women in Second World War Herefordshire featured in the community cases at Hereford Museum until July 11.

The display, created by Herefordshire Lore, a group which works 'to remember, celebrate and record Herefordshire's past before it is lost', is based on their book In the Munitions, published by Logaston Press.

The Great War is featured, too, with a stunning series of posters that inspired many a young man to lay down his life for his country.

The Museum is also offering a chance to discover what life was like for evacuee children when Heritage Services provide a drop-in 'Life of an Evacuee' session at Croft Castle on Saturday and Sunday. The session will be accompanied by a display of wartime memorabilia.

The last two weeks of May stay with the war as 'Dig for Victory' presents a display of gardening tools and provides the inspiration for some 'potty' half-term activities at museum sites across the county.

Using the displays as inspiration, children can grow their own plant, paint a pot or create their own wartime poster.