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Drop-in Event – Wiltshire’s World War I Prisoners of War

Friday, 26 October | 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

| Free

Join our curator to explore Swindon’s collection of Prisoner of War postcards. During World War I, many soldiers were held as prisoners of war at camps in Germany. In Swindon, Mary Slade and Kate Handley founded the Swindon Committee of the Provision of Comforts to the Wiltshire Regiment, sending parcels of bread, warm socks, cigarettes, books and playing cards to POWs.

You will get a chance to look through hundreds of postcards sent by Wiltshire’s soldiers acknowledging these parcels, thanking the donors and giving glimpses into their experience of wartime life.

This event forms part of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery’s commemoration of the centenary of World War I and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Details

Date:
Friday, 26 October
Time:
12.30 pm - 2.30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Phone:
01793 466556
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Website:
www.swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk

Venue

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Bath Road, Swindon, SN1 4BA
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Phone:
01793 466556

Opening Times

Tuesday to Saturday
11am to 4.30pm

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