This year marked one hundred years since the end of the First World War. We staged a major event to commemorate and celebrate the rarely told story of the people of Swindon; the sacrifice, service, community spirit and contribution that ordinary people made in extraordinary times.

It told stories of those who served at home and abroad using letters, accounts, poems and songs of the period.

We were joined by The Aldbourne Band, students from Commonweal school and readers and musicians from our local community. Thanks to the generosity of our Sponsors, Charles Harding, Deacons, Arkells, Hilliers and Book Online as well as the support of those who attended, we are able to donate £400 to the Royal British Legion.

Take a look at our new History & family research pages at

Janet French & Stephen Grosvenor