Rededication of Bradford on Avon War Memorial
3rd August 2014 at 3pm in Westbury Gardens
followed by refreshments at St Margaret’s Hall
Bradford on Avon Town Council will be holding a service in Westbury Gardens on Sunday 3rdAugust 2014 to rededicate the War Memorial. It will be attended by the Town’s churches, schools, French & German Twinning Groups, British Legion, Army Cadets, Guides, Brownies and Scouts.
After the service refreshments will be offered to all attending at St Margaret’s Hall where the newly refurbished Roll of Honour will be on display along with information panels about Bradford on Avon and the First World War, with photographs supplied by a local historian and the town museum. There will also be a showing of Richard Broadhead’s award winning film ‘Letters from a Small Town’ about Wiltshire Soldiers.
Relatives of servicemen listed on the Roll of Honour have been encouraged to attend the event.
Order of events
2:45pm – Band playing as everyone arrives
3.00pm – Service starts
Introduction by Mayor & Representatives for Germany, France and Poland
Rededication of War Memorial
3:45pm – Service finishes
Band playing as guests make their way to St Margaret’s Hall
3:50pm – Tea & Cake in St Margaret’s Hall
Newly refurbished Roll of Honour on display
Showing of Richard Broadhead’s award winning film ‘Letters from a Small Town’.
Photographs and information displays supplied by local historian and town museum
The names of the men on the Roll of Honour can be found on the Town Council website – http://boatowncouncil.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/can-you-help.html
It is believed that the Roll of Honour was commissioned by Bradford on Avon Urban District Council (as it was then called). It was placed in the grounds of Westbury House in December 1914. The Roll of Honour was dressed with the flags of the main Allied combatant nations – in 1914 this would have been Britain, France and Imperial Russia, known together as the Entente Powers.
Men of the Town Who Served 1914-18