In 2014, 100 years after the start of WW1, the Wotton Historical Society and Heritage Centre was awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to support an exhibition under the title The Impact on a small Market Town of WW1, its casualties, and its survivors.

Over twelve months in the Heritage Centre, the Historical Society mounted four Exhibitions with an evolving theme which explained to later generations, how the people of Wotton under Edge coped during WW1.

This part of the website is dedicated to provide information using Photographs, letters and details of the Exhibition mounted by the members of the Historical Society.

You may visit each section and view photographs, letters, and information about the exhibition. Over the coming year or two we will be adding more information alongside the centenary of the war.

In the publications section, we have located a copy of the book First World War Heroes of Wotton under Edge written by Bill Griffiths. He has kindly allowed us to make this information available for people to read and for a small charge download. Bill still owns the copyright and therefore the book is not available (nor any part of it) to be used commercially without his permission.