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Chippenham wartime tales up for film awards

Chippenham wartime tales up for film awards A film telling the stories of people from Chippenham in the First World War has made it through to the finals of the Houston International Film Festival. Finding the Forgotten made an hour-long film last year, called Lost Generation, which is to form part of a display inContinue Reading

Bid to change war records

A young Cheddar soldier who was one of millions who died in the First World War officially did not exist. Arthur Blakeman’s name is carved on war memorial in the centre of Weston-super-Mare but his service and death in the first battle of Ypres has no official record. His name does not appear on theContinue Reading

Heroes of Great War Exhibition

MILITARY heroes of yesteryear will be the focus of a new exhibition in Lacock being organised by a specialist World War One historian. The free display set up by Richard Broadhead will run from September 3-11, between 9.30am and 5pm, in the Tithe Barn opposite the Red Lion pub. Mr Broadhead has written a seriesContinue Reading

We Must Not Forget

The repatriations of British soldiers through Lyneham and Wootton Bassett are covered extensively in the media but how much do we know about those who served in the First World War? Hilmarton author Richard Broadhead has published his fifth book on the war and it features the stories of more than 650 men from DevizesContinue Reading

100-year mystery of missing soldier Arthur finally solved

He stands in full Scottish military dress, a proud member of the First Cameron Highlanders with a castle behind him and his future ahead of him. This extraordinary 100-year-old photograph was colour-tinted in the Edwardian fashion of the day. To our modern eyes, it looks like it could illustrate a tourist-friendly tin of Scottish shortbread.Continue Reading

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