VE Day in Wells marketplace in 1945





The Wells War Memorial project traces the 39 men and women of Wells who died during the Second World War and are named on the memorial.

The information will be made available on this page and social media.

Coming soon


As part of its celebration of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, the museum is producing a brief biography of each of the 39 men and women of Wells who died during that war and who are named on the Wells War Memorial.


The information will be made available on this page.


The Wells War Memorial project is being led by Peter Trueman. One of his hopes is to include photographs of all the men and women before it is too late - as it largely was when the First World War book was produced.

If you have a photo of any of those named on the memorial and are willing to share it, please could you contact Peter Trueman. Family stories or additional information about them would also be most welcome.



t: 01749 670162


The images below are of Peace Day in Wells on 13th May 1945 - just a few of the many which are cared for as part of the museum collections. Click the arrows to move through the photographs.


(Photographs by Phillips City Studio, © Wells & Mendip Museum)