26 September 2015 The Wiltshire Does its Bit exhibition launches in Mere – catch it up until 7 November 2015

Visitors to Mere Museum will be the first to see a new exhibition about life in Wiltshire during the First World War. Wiltshire Does its Bit, the second in the fascinating series of exhibitions produced by Wiltshire at War: Community Stories, paints a richly evocative picture of how people responded to the war effort across the county. Using archive images, it tells the stories of some of Wiltshire’s most memorable characters of the era, including Edith Olivier, who spearheaded the role of women on the county’s farms, Samuel Moore, whose Salisbury Plain jam factory grew beyond his wildest dreams thanks to government orders to feed the troops, and William Robson, who re-trained ‘problem’ horses for service at the Front. The exhibition continues in Mere until 7 November. Click here for museum details.

Horses bound for the Purton Remount Depot. The man with the bowler hat is probably William Robson, who had a gift for retraining 'problem' horses for service at the Front.
Horses bound for the Purton Remount Depot. The man with the bowler hat is probably William Robson, who had a gift for retraining ‘problem’ horses for service at the Front.

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