Month: July 2014

Wiltshire Remembers

Tidworth Cemetery 30th July 2014 –  an opportunity to pause, reflect and remember. I will look forward to another chance to view the wall of remembrance at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, or when it travels to Marlborough.

ePoppy Wall Wiltshire Tidworth Military Cemetery 30th July 2014

Heritage in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Council joined with representatives from across many branches of the military at Tidworth Cemetery yesterday to hold a commemorative event in anticipation of the one hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. With the nation building up to the 4th of August 2014 and the anniversary of the hour of the commencement of the war it was a fitting moment for the county to pause and pay its respects to those who were to fall between 1914 and 1918.

Councillor Jane Scott welcomed many hundreds of people from across the county to join with veterans and serving personnel to remember the individuals who gave their lives. A schools project has been underway across the county with thousands of children making commemorative crosses to recognise these individuals from within their own communities. Brigadier Piers Hankinson described the bond that Wiltshire has with the military and the on-going relationship which…

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Megalith 2014

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The latest edition of Megalith the newsletter of the Stonehenge and Avebury WHS is hot off the press and available for download now. It’s packed with all of the latest news and updates about what’s happening across the World Heritage Site. From volunteering to all of the latest on this year’s Between the Monuments dig at Avebury you’ll found it all in the pages of Megalith so why not take a look for yourself and find out what it takes to look after a World Heritage Site.

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Guide to engaging local communities

Heritage in Wiltshire

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have published a guide for communities planning First World War commemoration events. From finding events in your area to advice for organising your own commemorations, this First World War centenary programme toolkit provides bitesized facts and suggestions to help local communities get the most from the centenary programme.

The easy-to-navigate guide has lots of helpful ideas, suggestions and links to the most up-to-date information on local and national events and activities.

Download your copy at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/first-world-war-centenary-toolkit-for-local-communities

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