We would like to thank all the individuals who have contributed to the Shaftesbury Remembers the Great War project.  Over 200 people have donated or loaned memorabilia, told us their family stories, or taken part in our Reminiscence and Ancestry afternoons.

Twenty volunteers have conducted interviews, carried out research, taken photographs, provided training and developed the website. They have helped to organise more than 30 events at Gold Hill Museum, Shaftesbury Library and St. James’ Church.

Our main sponsors are the Heritage Lottery Fund and Orion IT Ltd, without whose support the project would not have been possible, and to whom we extend our heartfelt thanks.

We are also grateful to a number of local organisations and businesses for their support including:

Blackmore Vale Magazine & Shaftesbury Matters

Donhead Digest

Dorset History Centre

Dorset History Network

Dorset Museums Association

Fontmell Magna Village Archive Society

Fovant History Interest Group

Gillingham Local History Society

Gold Hill Probus Club

Haynes International Motor Museum

National Trust, Stourhead

Priest’s House Museum, Wimborne Minster

Shaftesbury and District Branch of the Royal British Legion

Shaftesbury and District Historical Society

Shaftesbury and District Trefoil Guild

Shaftesbury Library

Shaftesbury School Foundation Governors

Shaftesbury School Staff and Students

Shaftesbury Tourist Information Centre

Shaftesbury Town Council

St. James’ Church, Shaftesbury

St. John’s Church, Enmore Green

St. Peter’s Church, Shaftesbury

Stower Valley News

Sunshine Hour, Bell Street United Church

Swan’s Trust and Shaftesbury Community Resource Centre

The Beadster, Gold Hill

The Cedars Castle Hill

The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester

Tisbury History Society

Village shops at Fontmell Magna, Iwerne Minster, Ludwell, Motcombe and Semley