Wiltshire Remembers

Tidworth Cemetery 30th July 2014 –  an opportunity to pause, reflect and remember. I will look forward to another chance to view the wall of remembrance at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, or when it travels to Marlborough.

ePoppy Wall Wiltshire Tidworth Military Cemetery 30th July 2014

Heritage in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Council joined with representatives from across many branches of the military at Tidworth Cemetery yesterday to hold a commemorative event in anticipation of the one hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. With the nation building up to the 4th of August 2014 and the anniversary of the hour of the commencement of the war it was a fitting moment for the county to pause and pay its respects to those who were to fall between 1914 and 1918.

Councillor Jane Scott welcomed many hundreds of people from across the county to join with veterans and serving personnel to remember the individuals who gave their lives. A schools project has been underway across the county with thousands of children making commemorative crosses to recognise these individuals from within their own communities. Brigadier Piers Hankinson described the bond that Wiltshire has with the military and the on-going relationship which…

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