Gallipoli 1915

Hear what really happened 102 years ago.

GallipolliColonel Christopher Newbould CBE, Shrewton resident and Former Director of Validation, The Guild of Battlefield Guides, will be telling the illustrated story.

Appleford School, Wednesday 24th May 2017, 7.30 p.m.

All proceeds go to meet the cost of the Salisbury Plain Benefice War Memorial Book – commemorating the Great War dead from Shrewton, Orcheston, Tilshead and Chitterne.

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Update 16th October, 2015

In this edition:

  • Make a Difference: Village Clean Up Day – 17th October. Come and help!
  • Update on the A360/B390 junction works
  • Notice of temporary closure of Elston Lane for urgent works 31st October/7th November.
  • Notice of temporary closure of The Packway eastbound from Rolleston Crossroads 18th to 20th November.
  • Make a Difference: Trussell Trust Appeal for Shoeboxes for Bulgaria collection at Methodist Church 31st October.
  • Photos from Walking With The Wounded 7th October.
  • Wiltshire Council Newsletter to Parishes 12th October.

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Request for information on the Witts of Shrewton

This message was received by us a couple of weeks ago but its publication was delayed.

If you can help Caroline with more information about the Witt family please use the comment box at the bottom of this news item.  We will not publish your contact details online but will pass anything you provide to Caroline.

“This may appear strange to you but I am researching my father’s family tree, Alfred Witt. He was born in Shrewton 1911 along with his 3 brothers–Leonard; Cecil; and Eric, his father Raymond and mother Caroline lived in what I know believe was the site where the post office is now, as a child down there for my holiday. I can remember playing in the fields opposite with a school, My reason for writing this e-mail is if it is possible that somebody could put a notice on the notice board requesting any information on any existing WITTS along with my e-mail address, any out of pocket expenses would of course be met by me.

I am also planning to visit Shrewton; Maddington; Rollestone in 2 weeks time.

I hope you can assist in this matter, as so far I have got back to 1756. but I am really interested in talking to a new Witt.

Thank you.

Caroline”