‘A Child’s War’ on Display at County Hall, Trowbridge: 20 Apr – 05 May 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 – The third exhibition in the Wiltshire at War: Community Stories series will be on display at County Hall, Trowbridge, from Wednesday 20 April –  Thursday 05 May 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: County Hall,      Tel: 0300 456 0100     Opening times: 8.30am-5.30pm Monday-Friday
                 Bythesea Road,
                 Trowbridge,
                 Wiltshire
                 BA14 8JQ

All five 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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