The Great War in Wiltshire Conference

The Great War in Wiltshire Conference
Saturday December 1st, Tidworth Garrison Theatre, 9.30am – 5pm
Organised by Wiltshire Museum and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.

Proceeds from the Conference will support Breaking Ground Heritage – created by veterans to assist in the recovery of other veterans and serving personnel using heritage as a pathway.

Introduction by Lieutenant Colonel JB Balls MBE Commander Tidworth, Netheravon and Bulford Garrison & Brigadier Parsons, the New Zealand Defence Adviser.
A study of the First World War Graffiti in Figheldean; Tony Hack (Wiltshire Graffiti Research Project)
The role of research in protecting Wiltshire’s war memorials; Katy Whitaker (Historic England)
9km of practice trenches, 300m of tunnels and the Larkhill 300; Si Clegget (Wessex Archaeology) & Martin Brown (Wiltshire Council Archaeology Service)
Researching First World War supply lines in Wiltshire; Sue Nelson & Lorraine Mepham (Wessex Archaeology)
Fitting the pieces together – the German First World War POW camp at Yatesbury; Dan Miles (Wiltshire Archaeology Field Group)
Healthcare in Salisbury during the First World War; Lesley Meaker (ArtCare Salisbury)
Purton and the Great War; Bob Lloyd
Unity and Loyalty – the Red Cross Hospital in Chippenham; Mel Barnett (Chippenham Museum)
An international war on Salisbury Plain; Richard Broadhead (Wiltshire Soldiers)
Through Mud and Blood to find Green fields – tank archaeology and soldier recoveries; Richard Bennett (Breaking Ground Heritage), Richard Osgood (Defence Infrastructure Organisation)

In addition to the talks there will be a number of stands highlighting recent WW1 research.

Tickets £30 (£20 WANHS members/Breaking Ground Heritage members / Forces).

Visit the Wiltshire Museum website events section to buy tickets
Lunch included.

PDF Flyers click to download


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