The Great War Commemorative Exhibition [UPDATED 11th October!]

The Great War Commemorative Exhibition [UPDATE!]

An exhibition to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, will be held in the Memorial Hall Ludgershall, Saturday 8th November, 10 AM–4 PM, and on Sunday 9th November 11:30 AM–2 PM. Entrance will be free of charge. The event will serve as a launch for new book commemorating the 32 War Heroes commemorated on Ludgershall’s War Memorial.

A highlight on the Saturday all be a performance of popular war songs by Malcolm and Sandra Grundy, accompanied by Tom Turner on the organ, at 11AM & 2PM.

Also, there will be exhibits, a stall of books and materials from the period – including a newly written book containing the names and details of service of the Fallen as recorded on the War Memorial – together with a short history of the war and how it affected the growth of Wiltshire, from being an agricultural county that of a vast Army Training Ground.

At 10:30 AM on Saturday 8th November a specially designed and sown collage will be unveiled by the grandson of one of the men recorded on the War Memorial, and the Revd. Claire Maxim will dedicate it.

Refreshments will be available and a Raffle will be held.

Do come along and support the Royal British Legion, to whom all the proceeds will be donated.

If you have any memorabilia which you are willing to display, or could help to set up the exhibition, please would you contact Win Dixon, on (01264) 790812.

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