“Wiltshire Does Its Bit” Exhibition
Royal Wootton Bassett Library, Swindon
3rd – 31st May 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 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.
Royal Wootton Bassett Library, Borough Fields, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon SN4 7AX
Telephone: 01793 853249
Monday: 10.00am to 7.00pm
Wednesday: 9.30am to 7.00pm
Thursday: 9.30am to 5.00pm
Friday: 9.30am to 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 4.00pm
For Queries contact:
Roger Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wiltshire at War exhibitions will be touring around Wiltshire until 2019.
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You can read a wide variety of stories about the effect of the First World War on Wiltshire at www.wiltshireatwar.org.uk/story.