Worcestershire World War One Hundred

Worcestershire World War One Hundred
Worcestershire Record Office
The Hive, Sawmill Walk
The Butts
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 3PD
England

Website

http://ww1worcestershire.co.uk

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Worcestershire World War 100

Funded through Heritage Lottery Fund, Worcestershire World War One Hundred is one the largest programme of events across England commemorating the First World War.

Involving cultural and heritage organisations County-wide, Worcestershire World War One Hundred will commemorate the role Worcestershire played in World War One and tell the stories of Worcestershire people, their involvement with and personal legacy from now until 2018 and beyond.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Heritage site, Gallery, Archive

Opening hours

Mon - Sun 8.30am - 10pm

Admission charges

Admission free.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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'Woodbine Willie' Geoffrey Studdert-Kennedy

  • 24 October 2014 10am-1pm
  • 25 October 2014 10am-4pm
  • 26 October 2014 12-4pm

Display of photographs and documents about Woodbine Willie - Revd. Geoffrey Studdert-Kennedy - parish priest at St. Paul's, Worcester, who was awarded the Military Cross for his efforts in the trenches, and who is buried in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

St Paul's Church
St Paul's Street
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 2BH
England

Website

http://www.ww1worcestershire.co.uk/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Woodbine Willie - Poet and Padre

  • 25 October 2014 7:30-10pm

The Reverend Geoffrey Studdert-Kennedy was the vicar at St Paul’s in Worcester when war broke out in 1914. He volunteered to become an Army chaplain, and served on the Western Front. The troops in the trenches called him Woodbine Willie because he used to hand out cigarettes to the soldiers. He was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery during the Battle of Messines Ridge. He wrote poems about his experiences on the Western Front, reflecting on the horrors of war in the light of his Christian beliefs.

Searchlight Theatre Company will be performing “Woodbine Willie – Poet and Padre” at St Paul’s Church on Saturday 25th October, at the start of a national tour.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Where

St Paul's Church
St Paul's Street
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 2BH
England

Admission

Tickets for the play cost £10, and £5 for under-18’s, by contacting 01905 22022.

Website

http://www.stpaulschurch.co.uk

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Centenary of Battle of Gheluvelt Seminar

  • 28 October 2014 5:30-7:30pm

One third of the Worcestershire 2nd Battalion were lost at the Battle of Gheluvelt on 31st October 1914 which has an almost mythical status in the history of the regiment and the city.

In advance of the 100 year anniversary of Gheluvelt Day Dr Spencer Jones of the University of Wolverhampton will speak on: The Demon Saves the Day: Charles FitzClarence VC and the Battle for Gheluvelt and be followed by Dr Janis Lomas (Independent Scholar) discussing The Women Gheluvelt Left behind: WW1 Widows.

There is no charge for this event. To book please contact Prof Maggie Andrews: maggie.andrews@worc.ac.uk

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Where

The Hive
Sawmill Walk, The Butts
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR13PB
England

Website

http://www.ww1worcestershire.co.uk/

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Sponsored Cycle Ride

  • 28 October 2014

A local History teacher is planning to ride from Worcester's Gheluvelt Park all the way to Gheluvelt, Belgium in 2014 to mark 100 years since the famous battle took place that gave the park its name. Local resident Andrew Trickett, who lives in Barbourne, Worcester, plans to ride the 286 miles from Worcester to Gheluvelt in Belgium between 28th and 31st October next year to raise funds for Acorns Children's Hospice.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

Gheluvelt Park
Waterworks Road
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 3EZ

Website

http://www.justgiving.com/GheluvelttoGheluvelt2014

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Gheluvelt Rememberance

  • 31 October 2014 11:15am-2pm

Gheluvelt Park is a much loved and well used green space, it is also a lasting reminder of one of the most significant events of the 20th Century.

The Battle of Gheluvelt on the 31st October 1914, was just one example of numerous acts of courage and determination that took place during early months of the First World War.

11.15am – Members of the 1st Batallion of the Mercian Regiment will march down to a special commemorative stone located opposite the main park gates.

11.30am – a field gun will fire two shots to signal the start of the service.

Mrs. Brotherton will unveil the commemorative stone. Mrs. Brotherton’s grandfather, Major Edward Hankey, commanded the 2nd Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment at the Battle of Gheluvelt.

The Right Reverend Bishop of Worcester, Dr. John Inge, will read a dedication.

Attendees will then move down to the Park’s World War 1 memorial where a Service of Remembrance will begin, conducted by Canon Paul Tongue.

A number of display stands and stalls will promote the works of the Worcestershire Regimental Museum, Air Ambulance, Cadet Forces, Army Reserve, Ambulance services and Royal Legion.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Where

Gheluvelt Park
Waterworks Road
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 3EZ
England

Website

http://www.worcester.gov.uk/index.php?id=2578

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Centennial Remembrance Banquet

  • 1 November 2014 From 7pm

The Civic splendour of Worcester Guildhall is the setting for the first annual Remembrance Banquet. This unprecedented event will bring together all kinds of guests from the tri-services, the public, civic heads, cadets, business leaders and so many more.

This unique event hopes to raise thousands of pounds for the two noble charities of Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion.

It promises to be an incredible evening with top class entertainment and the chance to make a difference to the lives of serving, retired and wounded servicemen and women.

£55 per person

This event is in memory of all members of the armed forces past and present who gave their lives for our country, as well as those who continue to keep us safe.

""""Lest We Forget""""

Where

Worcester Guildhall
High Street
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 2EY
England

Admission

£55 per person.

Website

http://www.cathedraleventservices.co.uk/events1/rememberance-banquet/

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