To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, in 2018 SAPAC officials joined BBC Wiltshire for a special rendition of Keep the Home Fires Burning to honour those involved in conflict. View the BBC’s video of this rendition below.
Be it on the battlefields of the Western Front or in the munitions factories supplying the troops, the conflict touched the lives of communities across Wiltshire. Singing was an important morale booster for those involved in the war. Keep the Home Fires Burning has become synonymous with World War One.
It was written in 1914 by legendary songwriter Ivor Novello and became popular both in the trenches and on the homefront, continuing to be sung by soldiers well into the 1950s.
As a lasting tribute to those involved in the conflict, BBC Wiltshire brought together singers and musicians from across the county to record a version of Novello’s iconic song which can be viewed in the video below.