Event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW

October 02 2018

AN EVENT to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War is to be held at Pomphrey Hill Sports Ground.

Organised by Emersons Green Town Council and the Royal British Legion, the event will be held in front of the pavilion at 6.30pm on Sunday November 11.

As part of a national tribute called Battle’s Over, a beacon will be lit at the start of the commemoration, one of more than 1,000 around the country that will symbolise the light of hope that emerged from the darkness of war.

Following this, at 6.45 pm the names of the fallen on the Mangotsfield War Memorial will be read, followed by the sounding of the Last Post, and it is also hoped that church bells will be rung in celebration of peace.

In addition, the Bristol Military Wives choir will also perform, and during the evening the bar at the pavilion will be open where refreshments, including soup and a roll, can be purchased.

As it is an outdoor event, attendees are advised to consider wearing suitable clothing and footwear. To find out more about the commemoration, contact Richard Hull by emailing clerk@emersonsgreen-tc.gov.uk  or calling 0117 302 6989.