Wellington's War

and What Came Next


Welcome To Our Resource Page

Our project is the latest of several local schemes dealing with the legacy of World War One in the town. Below, you will find links to them, along with other sites that add to our understanding of some of the key issues of the post-war reconstruction period.

Wellington's War PDF

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.

Wellington Remembers

The Lych Gate outside All Saints Parish Church, Wellington’s official town memorial, commemorates the sacrifice of 184 victims of the First World War. The Wellington Remembers project, which concluded in 2018, provides biographies of each of the people named on the monument and they can be found within this special portal of the Shropshire Archives website.

Wellington Cemetery Memorial Register

The Cemetery at Wellington contains 13 Commonwealth War Graves from WW1, but that figure does not tell us the complete story held within this burial ground. In all there are 20 burials here that have connections to the war.

Old Wrekinian Lives Lost

Wrekin College has been part of the local fabric of Wellington since the late Nineteenth Century. The lives of 54 old boys are commemorated on the First World War memorial located in the school chapel, and their sacrifices form the basis of a painstaking project that provides in-depth biographies of each.

Imperial War Museum Memorial Register

At the end of the first World War, there were no official guidelines for local communities to follow when it came to remembering their fallen. This searchable register of over 80, 000 UK memorials provides an unrivalled record of the national pathway to commemoration and also displays records of the names of the individuals listed in some cases.

Municipal Dreams

Building a ‘land fit for heroes to live in’ was one of the key themes of the post-war reconstruction period. In Wellington, and across Britain, the creation of a new generation of council housing was the basis for bringing Lloyd George’s vision to fruition and this comprehensive (and ever growing) site provides an essential resource for charting the movement.