Sutton Veny

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Sutton Veny lies in the beautiful Wylye Valley in Wiltshire between Salisbury and Bath, and is approximately 2 miles from the town of Warminster. Longleat House and Safari Park are close by as well as Centre Parcs.

The village is steeped in history and was a concentration area during the 1st World War for units going to and from France. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has a Cemetery beside St Johns Church with Australian soldiers who died mainly from the influenza epidemic in 1918. The 1st World War Picture Galley here contains some wonderful postcards and photographs of the period.

This web site has a wealth of local information. Hover your mouse over the menu at the top of the page and explore. If you have any historical information for this site or have any comments then please let me know through the contact form.

If you are new to the village there is a Newcomers Page just for you.

Local History Books

The book Sutton Veny - A History covers the history of the village through to today.

It has been produced by the Sutton Veny History Group. Chapters are wide-ranging and include early history, how the village evolved, places of worship, social and economic, housing, community, war and much other interesting information about the village.

Click Sutton Veny - a History to see more information and to order a copy.

Before It's Too Late is a collection of memories, spanning three centuries of life in Sutton Veny, Wiltshire.

By Jill Russell with David Eyres

Click - Before It's Too Late to see more information and to order a copy.

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Latest Blog Posts

Brian Long

Brian Long – doing a Marathon for Age UK

Brian Long is doing the London Marathon to raise money for Age UK – a great cause. His donation page is here: Donate Here. Further details are below:      
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3 Nov Sutton Veny 50th Anniversary Bonfire & Fireworks

Sutton Veny 50th Anniversary Bonfire & Fireworks this Saturday 3 Nov from 6.00pm. Bonfire building from 9.30am. Forecast says it should be breezy …… but dry!
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WW1 Base Drum and Band Concert – 12th November 10-30 am to 11-30 am

In 2013 the Footscray-Yarraville City Band discovered, in their store room, a WW1 bass drum which had been out of use and stored since the 1960’s. On the inside of this drum were found six inscriptions written by WW1 soldiers. The inscriptions indicate the drum was used at the Australian training camps at Fovant and…
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