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A recruiting party from the Wiltshire Regiment (7th Battalion) passing through Corston, February 1915. With permission of Marlborough History Society

Wiltshire at War: Community Stories – an Update and a Call to Arms!

Do you know of any stories, photographs, or memorabilia relating to Wiltshire and the First World War?
We invite you to share your own accounts about life in Wiltshire between 1914 and 1918. Perhaps you have family stories passed down through the generations, or maybe you are a keen local history researcher and can tell us more about how your town or village responded to the Great War. If you would like to share a story or some research, you can: Upload your story directly to the website using our simple form here: Contacts us via email or phone, so we can help you share your story through text and/or images, and/or conducting an oral history interview.

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You can hire any of our available exhibitions for FREE!

Below is a press release for the project, written by our Communications Officer, Dawn Gorman, and featured in the Blackmore Vale Magazine. *The text is a direct copy from the article. One correction to be made is that in most cases the exhibition will need to be picked up by those wanting to host it.

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Wiltshire Does its Bit exhibition launched in Mere

The second of five exhibitions in the Wiltshire at War: Community Stories project has opened. The exhibition, Wiltshire Does its Bit, was launched at Mere Museum on Friday September 24. The exhibition was created with input not only from local museums and history groups, but also from the community itself. Involvement from the county’s older generation has

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Anzac Day at Sutton Veny

The people of the village of Sutton Veny in the heart of the Wylye Valley have for the best part of the last century tended the graves of 143 Australian soldiers who gave their lives in service of British Commonwealth during WWI. The tradition began on Anzac Day in 1918 when some children of the village

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THE CALL TO ARMS Display- Spring 2015 Tour Schedule

The Call to Arms is the first of five touring displays produced by the Wiltshire at War project, which each tell a different chapter of the story of life in Wiltshire during the First World War. This first part of the Wiltshire at War exhibition explores Wiltshire’s immediate response to the First World War through the

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‘Call to Arms’ exhibition launches in Corsham

The Call to Arms, an exhibition produced by the Wiltshire at War: Community Stories project is on display at Springfield Community Campus in Corsham from Saturday 28 February until the end of March 2015. Using photographs and personal stories, the exhibition explores the impact of the First World War on the lives of ordinary people from across Wiltshire.

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