History students from a Trowbridge school visited a First World War exhibition based on forgotten Trowbridge soldiers.

A group of four 14-year-olds from John of Gaunt School – Hafsa, Jemma, Ben and Daniel – were led around the exhibition by author and keen historian Richard Broadhead.

Mr Broadhead has recently released a book called The Great War Trowbridge Soldiers, which includes material from the exhibition.

John of Gaunt headteacher Andy Packer accompanied the Year 9 students, and he said: “The students who went along to the exhibition have all chosen to study history as a GCSE next year.”

Student Ben, 14, said: “I like learning about the past and how it affects the future. The exhibition was very interesting as it was based on local history.”

Mr Broadhead said so many people attended the week-long exhibition at the former Adams store in Fore Street, he is considering hosting another in the town.