World War 1 Centenary Commemorations

As the centenary of the end of the First World War draws closer, All Saints’ Church will be hosting three events that will play tribute to those who took part in it.

The Accrington Pals – Friday 9 November 7pm

This play performed by Apollo Productions is a gripping drama, based on the real life events of the first two years of the Great War. Set in Accrington, Lancashire, a working mill town, the play follows the lives of the young men who signed up and the women they leave behind.

This is a charity performance in aid of four armed forces charities

Tickets are £8 and available from Davies on Edward Street or from www.ticketsource.co.uk/apollo-productions

Exhibition: 1914 – 1918 Those who Served

From the 11 – 17 November in All Saint’s, the Westbury branch of the Wiltshire Family History Society will be creating a roll of honour to all those in the town and surrounding villages who went to war and returned. It will give individual profiles of the men who went to war, their families, their work and where they lived. It also looks at the role that Heywood House and the women of the town played in the war.

There will be a poppy display of over 3,000 knitted and crocheted poppies created by the local community who have been busy at work over the past year.

FREE Church open every day between 10am and 4pm.

Goodbye-ee! A Remembrance and Farewell to Arms at the End of World War One –
Friday 16th November at 7pm

All Saints’ Church, Westbury will be the setting for an evening of words and music as the town’s commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War draw to a close. Local author, Jane Russ, is gathering a cast of local musicians and readers to present a programme of both well known and less familiar music, poetry and prose from the period.

This promises to be an engaging, thoughtful and inspiring evening, presented by some of today’s finest local performers, rounding off a week of events across the town in remembrance of those who lived, loved, fought and kept the homes fire burning right through to the Armistice.

FREE with a retiring collection