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
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
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.
In October and November 2014, The Wiltshire at War project trained people from museums and heritage organisations to carry out Oral History interviews and Community Engagement sessions relating to gathering stories about the First World War. The course attendees, many of them volunteers from museums throughout the county, will be invited to help gather stories
On Wednesday 3 September 2014, Market Lavington museum invited people to pop in and share their passed down family stories about life in the village during World War I. Carol Treloar talked about her grandfather, Frank Davis who sent food from his smallholding to the military hospitals in London. Mary Cooper presented a book to the