‘Wiltshire Does Its Bit’ Exhibition on Display at Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre Jan 16th – Feb 15th 2017

“Wiltshire Does Its Bit” Exhibition

 Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Chippenham

January 16th –  February 15th 2017


“Never before in the history of our nation has there been such a terrible war…men and women, boys and girls, and little children all over the Empire are helping with their sympathy, their works and their prayers…”

Miss Douglas, Headmistress of Godolphin School, Salisbury, September 1914


The First World War was a ‘total war’ and everybody did their bit, from the soldiers at the Front to the people back at home, filling the fields, hospitals, halls and factories with their sweat, toil and care. Everybody in Wiltshire was affected by the war. Everybody was wishing somebody home safe. The efforts of the people in this handful of stories represent just some of the ways that Wiltshire people pooled their efforts on the Home Front to help the country pull through the war.


The Staff of Hadens Munitions Factory, Trowbridge in 1915


The exhibition includes information panels with illuminating images, and is the second 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.


Venue Details:

Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Cocklebury Road, Chippenham, SN15 3QN
Telephone: 01249 705500

Opening Hours: 

Tuesday – Saturday 09:30 – 17:30 / Saturday 09:30-17:00

For Queries contact:



The 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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