‘Wiltshire Does Its Bit’ on display at Five Rivers, Salisbury: 01 Apr – 03 May 2016

Wiltshire Does its Bit – The second exhibition in the Wiltshire at War: Community Stories series will be held in the Five Rivers Centre, Salisbury from 01 April – 03 May 2016.

Using letters and archive images this exhibit tells the fascinating community stories of just some of the ways that Wiltshire people pooled their efforts on the Home Front to help the country during the First World War. It includes information panels and an interactive video display of stories, 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.

These truly inspiring stories have been gathered from all across Wiltshire to create this exhibition. Those from Salisbury itself can learn about their First World War history through the story of the Salisbury branch of the Queen Mary Needlework Guild (sewed for the war effort and sent packages to troops), and also Edith Oliver (who was instrumental in pushing forward the role of women on farms):

 Edith Olivier, pictured at Bow Bridge, Wilton Park, was instrumental in pushing forward the role of women on farms in Wiltshire during WWI.
Edith Olivier, pictured at Bow Bridge, Wilton Park.

Venue Contact details:

Tel: 01722 434760

Web: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisureandrecreation/leisureandsportscentres/lscfiverivershealthandwellbeingcentre.htm

Twitter: twitter.com/5RiversCentre

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FiveRiversSalisbury/info/?tab=page_info

 

All five Wiltshire at War exhibitions will be touring around Wiltshire until 2019.

Make sure to keep up with events and exhibition locations on: the Website, and Twitter.

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

You can also upload content directly to the website!

On display at Five Rivers, Salisbury.
On display at Five Rivers, Salisbury.

 


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