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.
All five Wiltshire at War exhibitions will be touring around Wiltshire until 2019.
If you would be interested in donating content, or hosting an exhibition, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read a wide variety of stories about the effect of the First World War on Wiltshire at www.wiltshireatwar.org.uk/story.