Wellington's War

and What Came Next

The Heritage

Discover the legacy of the Great War at 26 local sites

Themes

Explore the background to the post-war reconstruction era

Stories

Help contribute to our ongoing understanding of a key period in Wellington’s history

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Exploring the legacy of the First World War in an east Shropshire market town

Welcome to Wellington: 1919

On June 28th 1919, the signing of the Treaty of Versailles between the Allies and Germany officially brought to an end the most tumultuous conflict in human history. Nearly nine million people served in the British armed forces during the First World War, yet less than a fifth of the population ever fought in it. Their experiences on the home front, however, proved equally influential in shaping life after the fighting ended and this is the story of what happened next in the market town of Wellington, Shropshire.

Resources

The Wellington’s War and What Came Next heritage trail booklet tells the story of post-war reconstruction in 1919. To download a copy of the publication, follow the link below.

The Heritage

Take an interactive tour of Wellington’s post First World War heritage, from war memorials to children’s homes and council housing.

Themes

Read about some of the main issues of 1919 and find out how they shaped the town we see today.

Stories

Stories from Wellington’s post-war reconstruction, 100 years later…

Remembering the Armistice a Century Later On November 11th 1919,…

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And The Band Played On The Peace Celebrations that took…

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‘Exploring the legacy of the First World War in an east Shropshire market town’

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