A NEW exhibition at Bradford's Peace Museum tells the untold stories of Britain's nuclear bomb test veterans and the risks they were subjected to.

Over the Fence...To The Other Side Of The World opens tomorrow at the museum in Piece Hall Yard.

The timing is particularly apt, coming after Shadow Home Secretary Emily Thornberry pledged monetary compensation to surviving test veterans. More than 20,000 British soldiers witnessed hundreds of atomic bomb tests.

The Peace Museum's exhibition will tell the stories of the soldiers involved and explore the human cost of Britain’s involvement in The Cold War and its wider impact on the peace movement.

Through objects and ephemera new to the museum, the exhibition will focus on the social history of nuclear testing alongside the museum’s permanent collection, much of which relates to anti-nuclear activism.

The exhibition opens with a special event featuring talks from the exhibition’s guest curators, authors and academics, Wesley Perriman and Becky Alexis-Martin.

Charlotte Hall, curator at the museum, said: “I think many visitors will be shocked to discover what the veterans undertook and the huge risks to their health.

"With the announcement of The Labour Party pledging compensation to veterans, it could not have come at a better time and we hope to spread awareness of the personal stories associated with Britain’s hidden nuclear history and examine the human cost of war.”

Visit the Peace Museum website for further information.