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Highworth Remembers Launches New Website

The Highworth Remembers project has launched an exciting new website which describes the talks, exhibitions and other activities which will take place from the 3rd to the 16th of May 2015. The project focuses upon the story of Rex Warneford … Continue reading

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Create Studios wins Heritage Lottery Fund Support

Young people have kicked off new First World War media project in Swindon. Young people from Create Studios were out in force this week as part of its year-long project to involve over 60 young people from across Swindon in unearthing a moving First World … Continue reading

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Stourhead will never forget: Uncovering, Sharing and Remembering Stourhead’s War

The National Trust at Stourhead, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Cranborne Chase AONB, is about to embark on a project to commemorate, through sculpture and workshops, the effect of World War 1 on the community in this corner … Continue reading

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History comes to life at Stonehenge

English Heritage have launched their new first world war exhibition at the Stonehenge Visitor Centre with spectacular projections of soldiers marching in the landscape. Stonehenge stood at the heart of the world’s largest military training ground during the war, with hundreds of … Continue reading

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Box Primary School uncovers hidden lives

Box Primary school children have spent the summer term exploring their local history and uncovering the lives of local men who fought in the trenches.  The children discovered Cecil Lambert, a volunteer who spent four years away from home and … Continue reading

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Skinner’s Horse and the Cavalry of Empire

With the forthcoming anniversary of the Great War we have a unique opportunity to examine and commemorate the contribution of India to the ‘war to end all wars’ and the role of the horse in the first industrialized conflict. See … Continue reading

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Digging War Horse

A project which uses archaeology to explore the role of the horse and artillery in the Great War. The project was launched at Larkhill school on the 10th of September and will explore the location of the Larkhill Horse Isolation Hospital … Continue reading

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Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

The Tower of London has been adorned with 888,246 Ceramic Poppies to commemorate the outbreak of the first world war. Each of the individual flowers represents a British or Colonial Military fatality. This breath-taking project, called ‘Blood Swept Lands and … Continue reading

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Sassoon’s War Diaries

The war diaries of Siegfried Sassoon have been published online for the first time by Cambridge University. The papers include diary entries, sketches and reflections upon the war as it unfolded around him. The diaries bear the marks of conflict having … Continue reading

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Wiltshire Remembers

Wiltshire Council joined with representatives from across many branches of the military at Tidworth Cemetery yesterday to hold a commemorative event in anticipation of the one hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. With the nation building … Continue reading

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