An exhibition bringing the Great War to life will open at Calne Heritage Centre on Wednesday.

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.”


Mr Broadhead has also created a database with the details of thousands of soldiers and will be available between noon and 2pm each day of the exhibition.

The exhibition will run from November 4 and 26, 10.30am to 4pm.