YOUNGSTERS listened to real life stories of First World War soldiers retold by renowned storyteller Michael O’Leary.

Tales from the Trenches took place at The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum in Salisbury last Thursday.

A museum spokesman said: “Our event Tales from the Trenches was a wonderful success. Michael had us gripped by retelling the story of Private Cash from the 1st Battalion of the Royal Berkshire Regiment in the final months of the First World War exactly 100 years ago.

“Michael used details and information from Private Cash’s personal diary which he kept and wrote while on the frontline, and is now part of our Archives Collection.

Private Bertram George Wentworth Cash joined the Army on May 26, 1915. He survived the war and was discharged on April 1, 1919.

The spokesman added: “Many families attended the event, some visiting the museum for the first time which was fantastic. All in all it was a wonderful opportunity to retell the events of what happened in the First World War in, what we hope, was in an engaging and memorable way.”

The event was part of a series of family events at the museum to commemorate 100 years of the final year of the First World War.