Saturday, 23 March 2013

Wiltshire Great War Centenary

We are planning an exhibition next year to do with the Wiltshire Great War Centenary in 2014 which will be a hundred years since the outbreak of World War I.  There will be a range of activities in the county. Anthony attended an event of those involved. He took  his "Last Tommy" above and some other exhibits. The army  helmet came from his garden on the site of  Heytesbury army camp in  World War I. Below is a postcard form that camp. The sender survived the War - a bit of Googling  reveals. Below the postcard is the results of some archaeological burrowing by rabbits in a World War I dump in his garden. You can see a buckle and the remains of a sardine dish.

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