TWO exhibitions marking 100 years since the beginning of the First World War are on show at the Museum of Lancashire.

Outbreak 1914: The road to the Trenches charts the build-up to the hostilities, from the recruitment and training of troops, to the first clash of arms in France and Belgium.

The exhibition, on until November 17. has been created by the National Army Museum.

Stephen Bull, the museum service's curator of military history and archaeology, said: “The exhibition, combined with our own reconstructed World War One trench, provides plenty for people of all ages to see and do.”

The exhibition is complemented by Somewhere in France, which takes a look at some of the postcards and letters sent from soldiers to their families, during the war.

The display consists of letters and postcards from Lancashire County Council's own museum and archive collections.

Entry to the exhibition at the museum in Stanley Street, Preston, is free.