The Call to Arms exhibition visits Westbury

The Call to Arms exhibition is visiting The Laverton town council building in Westbury from Monday 6 July as part of the Westbury Remembers – the chosen & the fallen – World War 1 project events.

The Call to Arms is the first of five touring exhibitions telling a different aspect of the Wiltshire at War story . It explores the county’s response to the Great War, from the mobilisation of the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry and the Wiltshire Regiment to the growth of the tented camps all across Salisbury Plain.

Stories have been gathered from museums, history society and ordinary folk around the county, so the exhibition is relevant wherever it goes.

Visitors from Westbury will learn about their local WWI history through the story of Dora Francis, a girl from the town who volunteered as a VAD nurse and worked at Heywood House.

The exhibition is at Westbury until Friday 17 July.

 

Dora Francis, 1918. Dora lived in Westbury with her family and volunteered as a VAD nurse at Heywood House Red Cross Hospital upon her return from The University College  London in 1915 (aged 20).
Dora Francis, 1918. Dora lived in Westbury with her family and volunteered as a VAD nurse at Heywood House Red Cross Hospital upon her return from The University College London in 1915 (aged 20).

 

 

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