Category Archives: World War I centenary

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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First World War Film Competition

National Archives has launched a competition to get aspiring filmmakers to put its First World War files on film. Ten First World War documents reflecting different experiences of wartime have been selected from the archives and put online and entrants … Continue reading

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Wootton Bassett in the Great War

Wootton Bassett in the Great War Join us for an evening commemorating the story of the town and its people during World War One. Book launch of ‘Wootton Bassett in the Great War’ by Sheridan Parsons. War poetry readings by … Continue reading

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WW1 Concert

WW1 Concert Corsham Area Heritage (CAH) is proud to present a World War 1 Concert on Saturday, 18 October. Starting at 7pm at the Corsham School in The Tynings off Pickwick Road, it will feature songs, poetry and readings of … Continue reading

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Call for musicians for The Last Post event

Superact are looking for individuals and community groups to be part of The Last Post from 4 to 18 November. School groups, community music groups – all are eligible to apply and the deadline is 24 October 2014. A Last … 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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Community engagement training for WWI projects

Wiltshire at War: Community Stories http://wiltshireatwar.org.uk will be running an ‘Approaches to Community Engagement in WWI Projects’ training session at the following venues across Wiltshire:- • Wednesday 15 October, 2:00—4:30pm, Malmesbury Town Hall • Tuesday 21 October, 2:00—4:30pm, The Rifles … Continue reading

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