YOUNGSTERS took a step into the past at Hilmarton Church Hall on Saturday when they visited an exhibition on the soldiers of the First World War.

Names on the village's war memorial were brought to life when the Hilmarton Parish Heritage Society told their stories.

Richard Broadhead, a member of the heritage group, said:

"It was good to see the youngsters browsing the exhibition as it really made the war more real and relevant to them.

"Of course some people don't know exactly what Remembrance Sunday is about so by telling the story of some of the youngest soldiers it really hits home."

The exhibition raised money for the Poppy Appeal.

Chippenham Sea Cadet Band also made an appearance at the event and paraded through Church Road to the hall.