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Mon, 09/04/2018

People are being reminded about a final series of events this year being held in Bath and North East Somerset to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Councillor Paul Myers (Conservative, Midsomer Norton Redfield), Cabinet Member for Economic and Community Regeneration, said: “Over the past four years people across the district have held events and exhibitions to honour and remember those killed in the Great War. It will be a poignant and solemn moment on November 11th this year when we mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which denotes the end of the First World War”. 

Cleaning work and minor repairs are currently being carried out on Bath’s War Memorial ahead of the centenary of the end of the First World War when the city will honour those whose names are recorded on it. The work has started on the memorial which is at the entrance to the Royal Victoria Park, in Royal Avenue.  

The Council is working with Bath Abbey and the Royal British Legion to plan commemorations on Sunday 11 November. These will be the culmination of the First World War Centenary period, which has seen numerous community projects and events take place across the district.  

These have included the dedication of a plaque in Paulton to honour Oliver Brooks awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery in 1915, and screenings of the ‘Battle of the Somme’ 1916 film.

To keep up to date with events in 2018, see the website  http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/tourism-and-heritage/local-history/world-war-one-centenary

PHOTO CREDIT © Julian Foxon Photography

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