Corsham Unveils Wiltshire's first Centenary Field

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On Armistice Day 2016, the first Centenary Field in Wiltshire was unveiled at The Batters in Corsham. This is to commemorate that in 1915/6 the Scots Guards used The Batters for training before heading off to fight in WW1. They were based at Corsham Court and this report includes old photographs of them digging trenches in The Batters by the railway line. The Centenary Field project was launched in 2014 by HRH The Duke of Cambridge and has brought together Corsham's Town Council with the Fields in Trust charity and the Royal British Legion. For more information about the project the website is: http://www.fieldsintrust.org/centenaryfields.aspx

Corsham Unveils Wiltshire's first Centenary Field

On Armistice Day 2016, the first Centenary Field in Wiltshire was unveiled at The Batters in Corsham. This is to commemorate that in 1915/6 the Scots Guards used The Batters for training before heading off to fight in WW1. They were based at Corsham Court and this report includes old photographs of them digging trenches in The Batters by the railway line. The Centenary Field project was launched in 2014 by HRH The Duke of Cambridge and has brought together Corsham's Town Council with the Fields in Trust charity and the Royal British Legion. For more information about the project the website is: http://www.fieldsintrust.org/centenaryfields.aspx  Watch video >>

'Above & Beyond' Exhibition: Commemorating Corsham's Red Cross Hospital

Above and Beyond, is an exhibition at Corsham's Town Hall, commemorating the Red Cross Hospital that was there during the First World War and how the town took it to their hearts. The free exhibition is part of Corsham Commemorates WW1 and runs from October 22-30th. In this video Sharon Thomas from Corsham Town Council tells us more about the exhibition and the events running alongside it such as a visit from the Natural Theatre Company.  Watch video >>

Poppies Installation

Above and Beyond, is an exhibition at Corsham's Town Hall, commemorating the Red Cross Hospital that was there during the First World War and how the town took it to their hearts. The free exhibition is part of Corsham Commemorates WW1 and runs from October 22-30th. This video shows a time-lapse of the installation of hundreds of poppies by local artist Emma Leith and her team. The poppies were made by many community groups and individuals in Corsham.  Watch video >>

Poppy Harvest at Corsham Town Hall

As part of the preparations for the WW1 Hospital re-enactment taking place this October in Corsham Town Hall, Box based textile artist and 'yarn bomber' Emma Leith has been working with Corsham's knitting and crochet enthusiasts to create a huge number of poppies that will decorate the Town Hall and other parts of the Town. For more information on the WW1 Hospital and how Corsham is commemorating the War visit: http://corshamcommemorates.weebly.com and http://www.corshamcivicsociety.co.uk/2010/07/ww1-hospital-corsham-town-hall-1914-1918/  Watch video >>

Over The Top: The true life tale of Dorothy Lawrence

In 1915 a Salisbury woman, determined to be a war correspondent, lived amongst front line troops in France. Dorothy Lawrence's story is told in a new play 'Over the Top' to be performed at Pound Arts on March 4th. 100 years on, the story still has huge power and relevance, as director Lizzie Crarer told us in Corsham TV's preview of the play. Full details at: http://www.heroineprojectpresents.com  Watch video >>

The Bridge - WW1 appeal

There's a mystery in Corsham, and this is an appeal to solve it! Corsham School 6th former, Shannon Messer was inspired to make this film by a carved name on the bridge at Corsham Court, dating back to WW1 . If you can help her the email address is: CorshamBridgeResearch@gmail.com  Watch video >>