Life in the trenches for local heroes revealed in Warminster

This Is Wiltshire: Organiser Richard Broadhead Organiser Richard Broadhead

An exhibition that gives an insight into life in the trenches for local troops during the First World War opened its doors in Warminster.

Held in the Civic Centre and measuring 100 square metres, it is filled with information and artefacts from France, Belgium and Wiltshire.

Organiser Richard Broadhead, of Wiltshire Soldiers, said: “I have been researching the Great War for the last ten years. The exhibition is probably bigger than what a lot of museums have in total.

“It’s about the men from Warminster and surrounding villages who died in the First World War.

“It has artefacts, information – including facts about gas masks and medical services – and a black and white film, which tells the story of why we went to war.

“There are some really surprising stories about Warminster, things you can’t even imagine.”

The exhibition is open from 9am-4pm every day and runs until August 22.

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