During the First World War Avonmouth and Shirehampton made a significant contribution to the national war effort. Avonmouth was an important dock yard with many troops and munitions passing through the town on their way to the front. Neighbouring Shirehampton was the site of one of the largest remount depots that supplied all the required horses and mules for the war effort. There are few visible remains of this heritage in the area, although there are regular reports of horse shoes being found in people’s gardens.
Have you found horse shoes or any other artefacts? Do you have any stories about Shirehampton and Avonmouth during the First World War? Come along, share these with us and hear about the war horses of Shirehampton.
Admission is free and no booking required; people can come along any time between 1:30-5pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring along their own stories and objects.
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