‘The Call to Arms’ visits Springfield Community Campus, Corsham: 6 Feb-3 Mar 2016

The Call to Arms – The first exhibition in the Wiltshire at War: Community Stories series is back at the Springfield Community Campus, Corsham, and is being held in the library there from Saturday 6 February –  Thursday 3 March 2016.

Using letters and archive images this exhibit tells the fascinating stories of men in Wiltshire called to arms in the early months of the First World War. It includes information panels and an interactive video display of stories, and is the first 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 this exhibition.
Those from Corsham itself can learn about their First World War history through the stories of the Scots Guard, (who stayed twice in Corsham), and The Corsham Protection Company, who were Reservists – ex-soldiers, retired from the regular army:

The Corsham Protection Company 1915 - with permission of Corsham Area Heritage.
The Corsham Protection Company 1915 – with permission of Corsham Area Heritage.

The venue address is:                                     Library Opening times are:
Springfield Community Campus                                     09:00-19:00 Monday
Beechfield Road                                                                 09:00-17:00 Tuesday-Thursday
Corsham                                                                             09:00-19:00 Friday
Wiltshire                                                                            09:00-17:00 Saturday
SN13 9DN                                                          Café open 08:30-18:00 Monday -Friday
Phone: +44 (0) 1249 468460                                            09:30-16:00 Saturday

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, www.twitter.com/wiltshireatwar and www.facebook.com/wiltshireatwar

If you would be interested in donating content, or hosting an exhibition, please get in touch at hello@wiltshireatwar.org.uk


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