Armed Services

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These articles look at the history of Whilton people who have served in the armed services from mediaeval to modern times.

Whilton on the eve of war

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A description of life in Whilton before 1914.


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Whilton men who went to war

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A look at the Whilton men who served in the First World War.

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Captain Henry Reynolds VC MC

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The life and times of Captain Henry Reynolds from Whilton Locks.

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Celebrating Courage - Investiture Centenary

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The  beginning of June 2018 marked the end of Whilton’s First World War project,  “Celebrating Courage”, as we remembered the heroism of Captain Henry  Reynolds, born in Whilton Locks. explaining how Harry won the VC. 

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Wartime Memories of 1939-45

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Memories of former Whilton residents recorded by Anthea Hiscock.


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Don Welch and his times

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Memories of Don's service in Engand and abroad in the Second World War.

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Rivals, Rogues & Real Estate

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Life in mediaeval Whilton in the 13th century, which includes how the village was involved in Simon De Montfort's rebellion.


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The Tale of Tommy Adams

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Tommy was born in Holly House and served with East India Company as a successful soldier in the 18th century, eventually dying in Calcutta in 1764.

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