Remembering Cheltenham’s Great War heroes: why hundreds will stage poignant march

Nearly 1300 Cheltenham people will march through the town to remember the hundreds of service men and women who gave their lives in WW1.

Cheltenham Remembers have organised this ambitious march to mark the centenary of the end of conflict.

Geoff Ratcliffe organising the march says “We have at the moment 10 local schools, Girl Guides, Scouts, Lakeside football teams and many more groups with over 900 people registered and more joining each day.”

“I am honoured to be part of organising this march and feel that it is a small token to pay. I will be marching with my family and be proud to do so.”

The march will begin at 1pm on November 10 2018 from Sandford Park to Montpellier Gardens.

Since 2015, Cheltenham Borough Council have been working on the Cheltenham Remembers project with a number of partners, to deliver commemorative events and activities within the Borough.

On Sunday November 11 2018, Cheltenham will commemorate the centenary of the Armistice with a Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial on the Promenade 10.45 am. Two Chelsea pensioner brothers, David and Tom Lyall will be present.

The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham, are showcasing a musical called On The Mend. This is a romantic play about the nurses and patients who spent time in Cheltenham’s Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) hospitals during the First World War.  It features professional actors alongside a number of local performers. Showing each evening a 7pm til 27th October.

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