Special Wall of Remembrance comes to Trowbridge

The display will be at County Hall’s Atrium until January 30 and everyone is welcome to pay it a visit.

It is made of crosses made by thousands of local school pupils across the county with each containing the name of a soldier who lost their life - 10,000 in total.

The soldiers’ backgrounds have been meticulously researched by a local historian and the pupils.

The exhibition was the main focus at the First World War commemoration event hosted by Wiltshire Council and the military at Tidworth Military Cemetery last year.

Wiltshire Council Conservative leader Jane Scott said: “This wall is a poignant and striking reminder of how many people from Wiltshire lost their lives in the First World War. As a community space the Atrium is a perfect setting for people to pay it a visit. Over the next few years we will continue to work closely with our communities and mark this important time in our history and ensure the memory of those soldiers is not forgotten by future generations.

Later this year the wall will be separated into the relevant geographical areas the named soldiers came from - North, South, East and West Wiltshire. Venues are being asked if they would like to display part of the wall for at least four weeks, giving more people across the county an opportunity to see it and pay their respects.

If there are any people who are interested in their venues hosting the wall they should call 01225 713152 or email events@wiltshire.gov.uk

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