An exhibition bringing the Great War to life will open at Calne Heritage Centre next Month.

Richard Broadhead, of Hilmarton, has created a display of photographs and documents about soldiers from Calne and the surrounding villages who fought in the First World War.

The display coincides with the launch of Mr Broadhead’s latest book, Calne and District Soldiers of the Great War, which aims to preserve the legacy of local men who gave their lives for their country.

He said: "It is so important that we do not forget these soldiers. With each generation that passes more is forgotten and we need to do something to make sure they are remembered."


Mr Broadhead has also created a database with the details of thousands of soldiers who served during the war, and will be available between noon and 2pm each day of the exhibition if anyone would like to find out about a relative.

The exhibition will run from November 4 and 26, 10.30am to 4pm, at the Calne Heritage Centre.