You are warmly invited to a joint conference between Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre and Wiltshire Local History Forum, looking at the legacy post-2018 of diverse local projects to research and commemorate the First World War.

SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2018 10am – 4 pm

Including speakers: Professor Maggie Andrews, University of Worcester on ‘Engaging Localities and Leaving Legacies: what can we learn from the WW1 centenary’;

Archaeologist Martin Brown on ‘Death’s Men? WW1 Training in Wiltshire – challenging perceptions through archaeological findings’; Dr Philippa Read, University of Leeds on the Tracing the Belgian Refugees database project;

Ruth Butler, Education Officer, on ‘Teaching and Learning after the Centenary: Has commemoration changed our understanding and teaching of WW1?’;

and Claire Skinner, Principal Archivist WSHC, on ‘An Overview of National Legacy Projects’.


Venue: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Cocklebury Rd, Chippenham SN15 3QN

Cost 7 payable to Wiltshire Local History Forum – lunch included.

Please see: for further details

Booking via [log in to unmask] Tel 01249 705510


Please pass on to any researchers you think might be interested.


Thank you,

Claire Skinner

Principal Archivist WSHC



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