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Pewsey remembers the 33 fallen with trees, plaques, and poppies

A moment's silence after the unveiling of the plaque, Rt Hon Claire Perry MP in foregroundA moment's silence after the unveiling of the plaque, Rt Hon Claire Perry MP in foregroundThirty 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.

 

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ARMISTICE 1918: Marlborough area's home front begins to get back to a sort of normality - very slowly

Celebrating: an American themed dance in Marlborough Town Hall (Photo courtesy Marlborough History Society - with thanks) Celebrating: an American themed dance in Marlborough Town Hall (Photo courtesy Marlborough History Society - with thanks) 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. 

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Remembrance Sunday: Marlborough remembers

The Last Post rings out as Colours are lowered during the Remembrance Parade at the Barn Street War MemorialThe Last Post rings out as Colours are lowered during the Remembrance Parade at the Barn Street War MemorialThe 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.

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Remembrance Commemoration at 7th Wilts War Memorial in Salisbury Road and at Marlborough's Cemeteries

Mayor Lisa Farrell, the Town Council and Officers from 4MI Battalion lay wreaths of remembrance at the 7th Wilts MemorialMayor Lisa Farrell, the Town Council and Officers from 4MI Battalion lay wreaths of remembrance at the 7th Wilts Memorial

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.

 

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Kennet Valley community to honour the fallen at the Kennet Valley Hall on Armistice Sunday

Lychgate at Fyfield Church, a memorial to the fallen of WW1 now to be joined by a dedicated copse of trees adjacent to the Kennet Valley HallLychgate at Fyfield Church, a memorial to the fallen of WW1 now to be joined by a dedicated copse of trees adjacent to the Kennet Valley HallOn 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 dedication of a copse of trees planted in their memory and marked by the unveiling of a plaque.

 

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