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Melksham Remembers is a community project funded and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Melksham Area Board and Melksham Town Council.   FACT SHEET

About our project

The project is being led by Melksham Town Council.

The Heritage Team of Wiltshire Council at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre are supporting the project with training and advice.

A small volunteer steering group is responsible for overseeing the project. Beth Thomas has been appointed as a freelance project coordinator to manage the project. You can contact Beth on

Can you help?


We want to share our stories with the community of Melksham. If you like working with others and discovering their stories then this is for you!

Oral History

Help record stories passed down to members of the community about life in the First World War. Training and equipment will be provided.


Explore the archives at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre and elsewhere. We will provide training and help.

Your Stories

The project aims to gather reminiscences and stories at a number of community events and locations. We need help from the community as we seek to find out about the people places and events of the First World War in our area. Perhaps your granny told you a story or you have discovered something about the place you live or work? Do you have an interesting photo that tells a story? Perhaps you have been doing your own research and would like to share it with us.


phone: 01225 685426
email: Melksham Remembers