Image: King George V inspects the troops in Bath, November 9 1917

World War I Centenary events and projects

Image: King George V inspects the troops in Bath, 9 November 1917 (copyright: Bath in Time - Bath Central Library Collection, click here for image details)

From 2014 to 2018 events and activities will be taking place across Bath and North East Somerset to mark the centenary of the First World War.

These pages will be constantly updated to provide details of how local people are commemorating the anniversary.  We are keen to hear from organisations about events and projects.  Please email details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk.  

Events can be viewed in date order by scrolling through the table below, or you can select to view events by month using the links that follow.

November 2017

December 2017

2018

January 2018

February 2018

March 2018

April 2018

May 2018

June 2018

July 2018

August 2018

September 2018

October 2018

November 2018

Date

Organisation and venue

Event

Further information

November 2017

Do you know of any WW1-related events taking place this month? Please let us know by emailing details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk

4 November 2017

Bath & North East Somerset Council at The Guildhall, Bath

Special event, 11am-4pm

World War One Discovery Day

Join us for a free event at the Guildhall where you can find out more about the First World War and its impact locally, and how we remember the War today. Displays, expert advice about memorabilia, craft activities, music, dressing-up and a free guided walk (11.30am, first come first served).

Free to all

Further details in Discovery Day flyer

For further information see event web page

5 November 2017

Royal British Legion with Bath Abbey and Bath & North East Somerset Council at Abbey Churchyard, Bath

Remembrance commemoration, 1.30 for 2pm

Field of Remembrance

A short ceremony in which this year's field of Remembrance at Abbey Churchyard will be officially established.  A bugler and the band of the Salvation Army will play.

Free and open to all

6-13 November 2017

Bath & North East Somerset Council and Golden Oldies at St Michael's Church, Bath

Exhibition, during Church opening hours

World War 1 Remembered

An exhibition of stories related to Bath and North East Somerset during the First World War.

Free 

Link to web page about the exhibition

Link to St Michael's Church website

6 November 2017

Bath & North East Somerset Council and Bath Poetry Cafe at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath

Poetry reading, 7pm for 7.30pm

Voices 1917: Returning we Hear the Larks

An evening of readings of poetry, letters and prose with music from 1917.

Free admission (suggested donation £3 to Royal British Legion)

Further details in Voices 1917 event flyer

View Voices 1917 event poster

Visit Voices event web page

11 November 2017

Royal British Legion with Bath Abbey and Bath & North East Somerset Council at Abbey Churchyard, Bath

Armistice commemoration, 11.00am

Ceremony and two minute silence will be marked outside Bath Abbey

11 November 2017

Local community at Combe Down at Firs Field, Combe Down

Armistice commemoration, 10.00am

Ceremony including a two minute silence will be marked at Firs Field

11 November 2017

Local community, Royal British Legion and Bath & North East Somerset Council at Haycombe Cemetery, Rush Hill, Bath

Armistice commemoration, 10.30 for 10.45am

Ceremony will include two minute silence at Haycombe Cemetery between the Cross of Sacrifice and the graves of Blitz victims.

11 November 2017

Bath & North East Somerset Council, parish councils, armed forces and veterans' organisations, various venues across district

Armistice commemorations across the district (see local media/parish notices) 

See local media and parish notices

11 November 2017

Noctis choir at St Mary's Church, Bathwick

Concert, 7.30pm

A Concert of Remembrance - Durufle Requiem by Candlelight

Durufle's haunting Requiem and sacred music from the Renaissance will be performed by local choir, Noctis, by candlelight.

Tickets £12 (concessions from £6)

Booking information on Bath Box Office web page

11 November 2017

Toby Thompson at the Mission Theatre, Bath

Poetry performance, 7.30 for 8pm

A Day to Remember

A performance of poetry based on the lives of serving men and their families from 1914 to Armistice Day 1918.

Tickets £9.50 (£7.50 concessions) available from Bath Box Office

Further details on performer's website

Booking page on Bath Box Office website

11 November 2017

Bath Bach Choir at Malmesbury Abbey

Concert, 7.30pm

A Concert of Remembrance

A choral concert of works to mark Remembrance.

Tickets £15 (concessions for students and under 18s)  

For ticket details see Malmesbury Abbey Music Society website

12 November 2017

Royal British Legion at War Memorial, Royal Victoria Park, Bath

Remembrance commemoration, 10.30 for 11am

Remembrance ceremony and wreath-laying at Bath's War Memorial

Open to all

See Council press release

12 November 2017

Community and Councillors in Keynsham at St John's Church, Keynsham

Remembrance Parade and Remembrance Service, 8.15am-12 noon

Parade and service to mark Remembrance Day

Open to all

See Council press release

12 November 2017

Community and Councillors in Midsomer Norton in Midsomer Norton town centre

Remembrance Parade and Remembrance Service, from Midsomer Norton Social Club at 10.15am

Parade through town and service at St John's Church, High Street, to mark Remembrance Day (ends 1pm)

Open to all

See Council press release

12 November 2017

Radstock community and councillors at Waterloo Road, Radstock

Remembrance ceremony, 2-3pm

Annual ceremony at the Radstock War Memorial

Open to all

See Council press release

12 November 2017

Royal British Legion in Bath City Centre

Remembrance parade, from 2pm

The annual Remembrance parade will leave from the bottom of Milsom Street at 2pm.  Major-General Ivan Hoover will take the salute outside the Guildhall.  A service at Bath Abbey will follow at 3pm.

See Council press release

12 November 2017

Bath & North East Somerset Council, churches, parish councils, armed forces and veterans' organisations, various venues across district

Remembrance services, parades and ceremonies take place across the district including at Keynsham and Midsomer Norton in the morning and in Radstock in the afternoon.

See local media and parish notices

See Council press release

18 November 2017

Somerset and Dorset Railway Heritage Trust at Midsomer Norton Station

Special event

World War One special event focusing on the railwaymen who served and those more broadly in the Radstock and Midsomer Norton area who never returned from the First World War.   

See the Somerset and Dorset Railway website

15 November to 15 December 2017

Bath & North East Somerset Council at Midsomer Norton Town Hall

Exhibition, during Hall opening hours

World War 1 Remembered

An exhibition of stories related to Bath and North East Somerset during the First World War.

Free 

Link to web page about the exhibition

Link to Midsomer Norton Community Trust website

23 November 2017

Midsomer Norton Society at Midsomer Norton Town Hall

Talk, 7.30pm

Tales of the Fallen, 1917

Nick Waton continues a series of talks about the local men whose names appear on the Midsomer Norton War Memorial.

All welcome - members £2/Non-members £4

Link to Midsomer Norton Community Trust website

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December 2017

Do you know of any WW1-related events taking place this month? Please let us know by emailing details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk

4 December 2017 to 6 January 2018

Bath Medical Museum at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases ('The Min'), Upper Borough Walls, Bath

Exhibition, open 2-4pm Monday and Wednesday and 10am-12pm on Friday

World War One War Hospital at Christmas

Discover more about life in a War Hospital at Christmas on the re-created ward with objects and photos from time and the chance for children to dress up.  Lectures will accompany the special exhibition.

Free admission  

For opening information see Bath Medical Museum website

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2018

January 2018

Do you know of any WW1-related events taking place this month? Please let us know by emailing details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk

Showing until 6 January 2018

Bath Medical Museum at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases ('The Min'), Upper Borough Walls, Bath

Exhibition, open 2-4pm Monday and Wednesday and 10am-12pm on Friday

World War One War Hospital at Christmas

Discover more about life in a War Hospital at Christmas on the re-created ward with objects and photos from time and the chance for children to dress up.  Lectures will accompany the special exhibition.

Free admission  

For opening information see Bath Medical Museum website

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February 2018

Do you know of any WW1-related events taking place this month? Please let us know by emailing details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk

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March 2018

Do you know of any WW1-related events taking place this month? Please let us know by emailing details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk
8 March 2018 Mayor of Bath's Honorary Guides in Bath

Guided walk, times TBC

A guided walk highlighting local connections to suffragettes and women in Bath 100 years ago to mark International Women's Day and the centenary of the Representation of the People Act.

Free  

Further details to follow.

See Mayor of Bath's Honorary Guides website  

17 March 2018 - 28 October 2018 American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor, Bath

Exhibition, check website for opening hours

Side by Side: America and World War 1

2018 marks the centenary of America's first major military action during WW1. This exhibition explores attitudes to the involvement of America in the War, and how American action helped bring an end to the stalemate.

Included in admission to the Museum; concessions available (see website)

For further details see American Museum in Britain website
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April 2018

Do you know of any WW1-related events taking place this month? Please let us know by emailing details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk
Continuing this month American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor, Bath

Exhibition, check website for opening hours

Side by Side: America and World War 1

2018 marks the centenary of America's first major military action during WW1. This exhibition explores attitudes to the involvement of America in the War, and how American action helped bring an end to the stalemate.

Included in admission to the Museum; concessions available (see website)

For further details see American Museum in Britain website
(Click here to return to top of page)

May 2018

Do you know of any WW1-related events taking place this month? Please let us know by emailing details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk
Continuing this month American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor, Bath

Exhibition, check website for opening hours

Side by Side: America and World War 1

2018 marks the centenary of America's first major military action during WW1. This exhibition explores attitudes to the involvement of America in the War, and how American action helped bring an end to the stalemate.

Included in admission to the Museum; concessions available (see website)

For further details see American Museum in Britain website
(Click here to return to top of page)

June 2018

Do you know of any WW1-related events taking place this month? Please let us know by emailing details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk
Continuing this month American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor, Bath

Exhibition, check website for opening hours

Side by Side: America and World War 1

2018 marks the centenary of America's first major military action during WW1. This exhibition explores attitudes to the involvement of America in the War, and how American action helped bring an end to the stalemate.

Included in admission to the Museum; concessions available (see website)

For further details see American Museum in Britain website
(Click here to return to top of page)

July 2018

Do you know of any WW1-related events taking place this month? Please let us know by emailing details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk
Continuing this month American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor, Bath

Exhibition, check website for opening hours

Side by Side: America and World War 1

2018 marks the centenary of America's first major military action during WW1. This exhibition explores attitudes to the involvement of America in the War, and how American action helped bring an end to the stalemate.

Included in admission to the Museum; concessions available (see website)

For further details see American Museum in Britain website
(Click here to return to top of page)

August 2018

Do you know of any WW1-related events taking place this month? Please let us know by emailing details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk
Continuing this month American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor, Bath

Exhibition, check website for opening hours

Side by Side: America and World War 1

2018 marks the centenary of America's first major military action during WW1. This exhibition explores attitudes to the involvement of America in the War, and how American action helped bring an end to the stalemate.

Included in admission to the Museum; concessions available (see website)

For further details see American Museum in Britain website
(Click here to return to top of page)

September 2018

Do you know of any WW1-related events taking place this month? Please let us know by emailing details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk
Continuing this month American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor, Bath

Exhibition, check website for opening hours

Side by Side: America and World War 1

2018 marks the centenary of America's first major military action during WW1. This exhibition explores attitudes to the involvement of America in the War, and how American action helped bring an end to the stalemate.

Included in admission to the Museum; concessions available (see website)

For further details see American Museum in Britain website
(Click here to return to top of page)

October 2018

Do you know of any WW1-related events taking place this month? Please let us know by emailing details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk
Continuing until 28 October 2018 American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor, Bath

Exhibition, check website for opening hours

Side by Side: America and World War 1

2018 marks the centenary of America's first major military action during WW1. This exhibition explores attitudes to the involvement of America in the War, and how American action helped bring an end to the stalemate.

Included in admission to the Museum; concessions available (see website)

For further details see American Museum in Britain website
(Click here to return to top of page)

November 2018

Do you know of any WW1-related events taking place this month? Please let us know by emailing details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk

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