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Love Tokens and Keepsakes

A collection of sweet miniatures, poignant mementos, and loving words from across the centuries. Launching 11th February.

Love Tokens and Keepsakes

World War I

World War I brought trauma to families all over the country and Lydiard Tregoze was no exception. Over the course of the war, eighty-four men left their homes and families in this small rural parish to fight against Germany and her allies in Europe. Fourteen died because of the conflict. 

This collection brings together photographs, objects, diaries, letters, memorials, and articles that reveal the impact of the war on the community of Lydiard Tregoze. From farmers and labourers to the three St.John brothers at Lydiard House, their lives and stories are interwoven.




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World War I

Featured Items

Photograph of Captain Henry Mildmay St.John, 1915
Photograph of Captain Henry Mildmay St.John, 1915

Captain Henry St.John (b1882) in the dress uniform...

World War I Memorial Book, St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze
World War I Memorial Book, St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze

Manuscript volume containing the names of eighty-f...

Medals belonging to Ernest Titcombe,  World War I
Medals belonging to Ernest Titcombe, World War I

World War I Victory medals awarded to Private Erne...

Photograph of group of soldiers in France, World War I
Photograph of group of soldiers in France, World War I

This photograph was taken in France and printed as...