Commemoration of the end of World War 1

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World War 1 had a profound and lasting impact on society and Slimbridge was no exception. It is our aim to both recognise the sacrifices made by those that served, but also those men, women and children left behind who saw their lives changed forever.

The commemoration events will begin at 6pm on Thursday 8 November with a memorial ceremony presented by Slimbridge Primary school in the church. Slimbridge Singers will hold a concert on Saturday 10 November from 7.30pm to 8.45pm also in the church.

A wide-ranging exhibition featuring life in the parish will be held in the Village Hall. Opening hours will be as follows: Thursday 8th - 7-8pm, Friday 9th - 2pm-7pm, Saturday 10th - 2pm-10pm, Sunday 11th - 11am-7pm and Monday 12th - 2pm-7pm. The wire soldiers can be seen in the graveyard from Thursday evening to Monday evening. Entrance will be free, coffee and tea will be provided with donations to the church.

The 23 soldiers’ boards will be displayed in the church which will be decorated for the Remembrance Service starting at 10am on Sunday 11 November.

If your ancestors were involved and left stories and mementos we would love to hear from you. Simply email us on the address provided on the Contacts page.

Please use the car park on the field next to the church. Don’t park on the roadside. Thank you.

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Annual membership will include online access to all the Society’s records for the calendar year, free entry to all presentation meetings and refreshments afterwards.

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