A fantastic new World War 1 layer has been added to the Know Your Place mapping website which plots the houses of WW1 servicemen in Cheltenham. Discover their stories, where they lived and what they looked like. Hundreds of images now available. Continue reading “Cheltenham WWI Photos Online”
To say ‘Thank You’ to all the Cheltonians who gave so much and asked so little, this Saturday will see over 1,200 people join a route to represent 1278 named servicemen and servicewomen listed on the central war memorial and lost in the First World War.
The WW1 march will see rolling road closures from Sandford Park through to Montpellier Gardens on the 10 Nov from 1pm until 3pm.
Please expect 20 minute delays, College Road is expected to take a little longer.
Please plan your journey in advance.
This is the story of Ada Shadbolt, a Cheltenham munitions worker during the First World War.
Ada’s granddaughter Dawn explains:
“Ada (pictured in her munitions uniform) was born in 1887. She was my paternal grandmother and was in service in various places before the war. The only definite detail that I have so far is that she was the cook at Ham House, Charlton Kings in 1911.
We know she worked in Munitions at Quedgeley and I have her triangular On War Service badge with 1918 on it. We also have this wonderful photo of her in her munitions uniform. We don’t know exactly when she worked here.”
(To read more about the munitions ‘filling factory’ at Quedgeley visit https://www.quedgeleynews.com/history/raf-quedgeley-in-ww1)
Bryn Holding Director of our play “On the Mend”, Hannah (who plays Grace in the play) and local history author Neela Mann were interviewed on BBC Radio Gloucestershire. Listen again from 1hour 17 mins to 1 hour 47 mins here https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06mx387
There is still time to book your ticket for a special talk by Alan Wakefield (head of First World War & 20th Century Conflict at the Imperial War Museum) at St Andrew’s Church in Montpellier today (Sat 27th October). Organised by the Holst Birthplace Museum. www.holstmuseum.org
Remembrance at the University Chapel (Francis Close Hall)
From 5th – 9th November the university will be remembering the former students of Cheltenham Training College and pupils of St. Paul’s Practising School who lost their lives in the First World War.
264 poppies are being crocheted by staff and alumni in remembrance of those who died – 96 for students from the college, and 168 for pupils from the school. Continue reading “University Chapel Remembrance”
Join us on Sunday 11 November, between 5pm and 8pm at Cheltenham War Memorial, Promenade, Cheltenham
Our final commemoration event is a powerful, thought provoking and poignant projection of WW1 imagery and sound that will light up the Municipal Offices, marking 100 years since the signing of the Armistice Agreement. Please come along to the Promenade to experience this unique free 15 minute projection, which will be shown every half hour from 5pm until 8pm.
REGISTER TODAY to take part in our WW1 Memorial March on Saturday 10 November. This is your chance to be part of a moving tribute to represent every person listed on the Town’s War Memorial. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cheltenham-remembers-ww1-mem…
We invite you to a special concert on Thursday 25 October at Cheltenham Town Hall to mark the Centenary of World War One. Hosted by Gloucestershire Music and The Cheltenham Trust the evening will feature perfomances by local youth orchestras and choirs, plus a world premier by Johnathan Trim. #CheltenhamRemembers Tickets only £5.50. http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk/…/cheltenham-remember…/
Come and visit the FREE WW1 exhibition in the third floor gallery the Wilson. The Listening Station re-imagines images and words from the Wilson’s WW1 archive in a powerful visual installation. ‘Listen in’ to stories from the past, blended with contemporary community reflection about conflict and the First World War. #CheltenhamRemembers