‘A Child’s War’ Exhibition on Display at Bradford on Avon Library: 20 June – 09 July 2016

Young Wiltshire boys, shouldering rifles. Three of the rifles are ancient Martini-Henry Mk IIIs. With permission of Marlborough History Society.Young Wiltshire boys, shouldering rifles. Three of the rifles are ancient Martini-Henry Mk IIIs. With permission of Marlborough History Society.

 

“A Child’s War” Exhibition

will be on display at Bradford-on-Avon Library, from Monday 21 June –  Saturday 09 July 2016.

Using documents and archive images this exhibition looks at the effect of the First World War on the children of Wiltshire; it features fascinating stories about boy soldiers, fundraising, school life, and Scouts.

The exhibition includes information panels with illuminating images, and is the third of five Wiltshire at War exhibitions, which are part of Wiltshire County’s multi-year remembrance of the First World War. Stories have been gathered from all across Wiltshire to create it.

The First World War in Wiltshire exhibitions are free to hire for community groups and fit in the boot of a normal hatchback car

Venue Details:

Address:                                                 Tel:                                 Opening times: 
Bradford on Avon Library,                    01225 863280                  10:00 – 19:00 Mon
Bridge Street,                                     or 01225 868127                   Closed            Tue
Bradford On Avon,                                                                             09:30 – 17:00 Wed
Wiltshire,                                                                                              09:30 – 19:00 Thu
BA15 1BY                                                                                              09:30 – 17:00 Fri
                                                                                                               09:30 – 16:00 Sat
                                                                                                               Closed            Sun

 

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

Make sure to keep up with events and exhibition locations at www.wiltshireatwar.org.uk/event and www.twitter.com/wiltshireatwar.

If you would be interested in donating content, or hosting an exhibition, please get in touch at hello@wiltshireatwar.org.uk.

You can read a wide variety of stories about the effect of the First World War on Wiltshire at www.wiltshireatwar.org.uk/story.


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