Talk: ‘Wiltshire at War: the stories so far’

Talk: ‘Wiltshire at war: the stories so far’

 Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre

February 28th 2017 @ 10:30 – 11:30am


In this inspiring talk, Leighton will be sharing the exciting progress made so far in documenting Wiltshire’s social history through the First World War, and the role played by those who stayed behind in supporting and surviving ‘the war to end all wars’. He’ll be sharing some of the stories collected so far – from the heart-warming to the tear-jerking. Tales of the women and children; soldiers, nurses and even animals! the families who sacrificed so much in these incomprehensible circumstances, and the positive ways in which Wiltshire society was able to continue functioning, thanks to the spirit of ‘each person playing their part’.

* Tickets for the talk are £3 each. To book your place, please contact Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre via the details below *

Venue Details:

Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Cocklebury Road, Chippenham, SN1 3QN
Telephone: 01249 705500

Opening Hours: 

Tuesday to Friday: 09:30 – 17.30 / Saturday: 09:30 – 17:00

For Queries (not bookings) contact:


The Wiltshire at War exhibitions will be touring around Wiltshire until 2019.

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You can read a wide variety of stories about the effect of the First World War on Wiltshire at


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