Last night on Armistice Sunday (11 November) at exactly 7pm two beacons erupted into controlled infernos to commemmorate the 'Battle's Over' for the people of Marlborough and of Rockley.
Thirty three Pewsey men died in World War 1. Their sacrifice has been honoured and remembered today, November 9, by an event organised by Pewsey Parish Council. High on the hill just beyond the Pewsey White Horse, thirty three, children from Pewsey Primary School planted thirty three beech trees accompanied by thirty three hand crafted poppies.
ARMISTICE 1918: Marlborough area's home front begins to get back to a sort of normality - very slowly
In the days after the Armistice, there were celebrations in Marlborough. On Wednesday, 13 November 1918 a committee of ladies, headed by Mrs W. E. Free, held a dance with an American theme in the Town Hall - pictured above. The music was provided by ‘Jazz’ Thomas and his American Band.
The sun shone for Marlborough's Armistice Centenary Remembrance Parade. Mayor Lisa Farrell led today's wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial adjacent to the Barn Street roundabout.
Remembrance Commemoration at 7th Wilts War Memorial in Salisbury Road and at Marlborough's Cemeteries
Earlier today (Friday 9 November) the Town Council and members of 4MI Batallion based in Bullford layed wreaths of commemoration at the 7th Wilts Memorial at the junction of Salisbury Road and London Road.
dedication of a copse of trees planted in their memory and marked by the unveiling of a plaque.On Remembrance Sunday, 11 November, residents of four Kennet Valley villages - Fyfield, Lockeridge, West Overton and East Kennett will meet at the Kennet Valley Hall in Lockeridge to honour those who fell in the Great War. The fallen will be remembered by the
St Francis School armistice centenary commemoration day – poppies, posters, role play, and much moreOn November 9 pupils at St Francis School, Pewsey will experience a whole day of World War 1 themed activities to help them understand the consequences and outcomes of the Great War.
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