Read more about local WW1 centenary projects and events

This page contains links to stories about World War One Centenary projects and events that have been taking place in Bath and North East Somerset. Click on the individual links to read more.

December 2018

Keynsham Scouting groups attend Remembrance Parade in record numbers

Keynsham in Bloom delighted with community efforts and enthusiasm to create Centenary displays

Former employees from Fry's gather to honour factory workers who served in the First World War

Local residents share their family stories and photos for oral history commemorative project

Compton Dando residents of all ages take part in Remembrance activities

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November 2018

Bath-born soldier commemorated in Danny Boyle's Pages of the Sea Remembrance project

Remembrance Ceremony photos in Bath Chronicle

We Shall Remember Them - centenary feature in Bath Chronicle part 3

White poppy wreath laid by Quakers is taken from Bath War Memorial within a day of being laid

Photos of Remembrance Ceremony at Bath War Memorial

Free First Bus travel to attend ceremonies, services and parades on 11 November 

Somer Squadron (Air Cadets) create a poppy cascade

Performance by commemorative choir is among Keynsham's Remembrance events

New novel based on a true family story from World War One

Remembering grandfather, Edwin Brooks, with pride

We Shall Remember Them - centenary feature in Bath Chronicle part 2

Remembrance special in Midsomer Norton, Radstock and District Journal

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October 2018

Special event planned by local campaigner to be hosted by Bath City FC on 10 November

We Shall Remember Them - centenary feature in Bath Chronicle part 1

Details of local Armistice and centenary events announced

Final WW1 poetry event takes place on 31 October

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September 2018

Last chance to see local WW1 Remembered exhibition

Goldies WW1 project is a winner in the National Lottery Awards 2018

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July 2018

Local campaigner in Twerton plans local commemoration and gets knitting 

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April 2018

Bath War Memorial repairs before Armistice Day centenary commemorations

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November 2017

Streets named in honour of World War One servicemen at Mulberry Park

Remembrance services and parades in the area

World War One Discovery Day in Bath

Voices 1917 - commemorative poetry and music performance

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September 2017

Repairs planned for Bath War Memorial

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August 2017

Local teenager attends Passchendaele commemoration in Belgium

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July 2017

Remembering the local men who fell at Passchendaele

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June 2017

Review of 'Birdsong' by Next Stage Theatre Company at the Mission Theatre

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April 2017

St Mark's pupils report back on Battlefield tour

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February 2017

Queen Square transformed into World War One Hospital

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November 2016

Remembering Bath soldier killed on last day of the First World War

Images and comments from Armistice and Remembrance events in 2016

Milsom Place decorated with giant poppies in aid of the Poppy Appeal

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October 2016

Battle of the Somme film screenings taking place across the district

World War One exhibition at Keynsham Library

Act of Remembrance marking the end of the Battle of the Somme

Bath's Mayor encourages people to sign up as poppy-sellers

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September 2016

Firs Field event marks award of Centenary Field status

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August 2016

Swainswick school children forge iron poppies for new Ypres First World War memorial

Bath Postal Museum wreck mail exhibition

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July 2016

Former Bath nurse speaks of uncle who died at the Battle of the Somme

100 years on Bath family remember relatives who fought and died at the Somme

Mayor of Bath commemorates former Mayor's suffering caused by Battle of the Somme

Bathford Society remembers Somme casualties from the community (continues on second page)

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June 2016

Silence on 1st July and film screenings to commemorate centenary of day one of the Battle of the Somme 

Bath War Hospital intergenerational art project at the Royal United Hospital

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May 2016

What stories lie behind war names on Weston war memorial?

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April 2016

Tales of Old Bailbrook - First World War conscription

Weston Heritage Day commemorates the centenary of the opening of Bath War Hospital

Recalling Bath War Hospital at Weston Heritage Day

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March 2016

Film screening of community play which honoured local First World War contribution

Fred Weatherly, songwriter of Roses of Picardy and Danny Boy, was a Bath man

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November 2015

Writhlington School stages First World War drama written by Year 10 student

St Saviour's Junior pupils plant tree in memory of pupils and Headteacher lost in WW1

GWR Engine named in honour of Last Tommy Harry Patch

Photo gallery of Remembrance Parade in Bath 

Pitman Press war memorial returned to Bath

Family effort to clean Twerton War Memorial

'Poetry 1915' evening in Bath on Tuesday 10 November 

Dedication of the Field of Remembrance in Abbey Churchyard, Bath

Bath Abbey watches over Field of Remembrance

Remembrance Day plans for Bath

Services around Bath on 11th November 2015

Blind veteran from Peasedown St John to join march at cenotaph in London

Campaign brings 113 volunteer sellers to Poppy Appeal

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October 2015

St Saviour's School pupils to plant commemorative oak tree

Radstock Museum stages Oliver Brooks exhibition

Paulton remembers World War One hero - report and picture gallery

Victoria Cross of local war hero remembered 100 years to the day with commemorative stone in Paulton

Talk about Oliver Brooks, VC, at Midsomer Norton Town Hall

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September 2015

Firs Field in Combe Down granted 'Centenary Field' status

Firs Field set to gain 'Centenary Field' status in recognition of sacrifice of local people in World War One 

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August 2015

Chippenham Museum seeks information about Unity and Loyalty War Hospital

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July 2015

Archive project uncovers poignant First World War letters to Mayor of Bath

Oldfield Park Junior School mounts World War One exhibition to honour fallen pupils 

Shoscombe Primary School dress up, sing and welcome 'Goldies' for First World War event  

Local hero's bravery to be remembered at events in Paulton and Midsomer Norton

Midsomer Norton make plans to celebrate local Victoria Cross recipient 

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May 2015

Appeal for film of Bath and North East Somerset dating from 1914-1918

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April 2015

Mayor visits 'Letters from the Deep' World War One exhibition at Bath Postal Museum 

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February 2015

Review of 'When You See' by David Thomson - play about First World War poet C.H. Sorley

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November 2014

Knitted poppies to decorate Council offices in November 2014

Special poppy sash created for Chair of Council

Beechen Cliff  School commemorate World War One heroes with dramatic presentation 

Eighty young people mark centenary with 'The Eleventh Hour' theatre project in Bath

Keynsham Air Training Corps - photos from Remembrance Day Parade in Keynsham

'Last Tommy' Harry Patch remembered at former school in Combe Down, Bath

Bath Poetry Cafe present evening of poetry from 1914, 11 November 2014

New website tells stories of lost World War One servicemen from Oldfield Park

Year 10 pupil is a winner in Wilfred Owen Association International Poetry Competition

Bath schools and groups commemorate WW1 centenary in 2014 Remembrance events

St Andrew's Primary School in Bath create Remembrance poppy field on site of bombed church

Beechen Cliff and King Edward's School cadets take part in Remembrance Sunday parades

Prior Park College Remembrance service marks WW1 Centenary

Pupils at Kingswood School in Bath remember soldiers lost in World War One

Remembrance Sunday ceremony at Radstock War Memorial

Remembrance Sunday ceremony at Bath War Memorial

Beechen Cliff school pupils visit graves of relatives lost in World War One 

Remembrance Day 2014 events in the West

WW1 centenary commemorative plaque unveiling at Guildhall in Bath 

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Earlier stories

World War One heroes added to Bath Ancestors Database

Celebrating the bravery in 1915 of Oliver Brooks, VC 

The Great War in Costume - exhibition at the Assembly Rooms

WW1 Remembered - exhibition of local memories and stories at Bath Central Library

Centenary Civic Event in Bath marking the day war broke out, 4 August 2014

Memories of war nurses feature in centenary civic event

Poetry by young people commissioned for civic event

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'Doubly Thankful Village' memorial stone laid in Woolley

Footage shows visitors at the Roman Baths during the war years

Events held in the West to mark the centenary of the outbreak of war

Year 9 KIngswood pupils visit World War One battlefields

Paragon School pupils dress up for special commemorative day

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Candlelit Vigil at Bath Abbey marking the centenary of the day war started, 4 August 2014

Carpenters' hidden record of War on display at the Holburne Museum in Bath

Oldfield Park Junior School war memorial history project

Poppy planting across the district by Council's Parks team to mark centenary

Centenary exhibition opens at Museum of Bath at Work

Poppies planted by schoolchildren in Weston

World War One paintings Trail by Paulton Junior School children

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Lights Out in Paulton - First World War vigil

Timsbury remembers

Lights Out event in Keynsham

Midsomer Norton honours Victoria Cross hero

Radstock War Memorial rededicated to mark the centenary of the outbreak of War

Medal found - search for descendants of Great War hero

Hero's family found! Medal to be donated to military museum 

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Quakers hold launch event in Bath for the 'White Feather Diaries' social media project

It's a long way to Tipperary: special Somer Valley FM broadcast to mark centenary

Researchers in Weston search for families of local war heroes

Charlcombe appeal for families of WW1 heroes

Claverton appeal for stories of local war heroes 

Poppies planted in Peasedown St John to mark centenary

Thankful villages of Woolley and Chelwood visited on bike tour

How Oliver Brooks won his Victoria Cross

Grave of local World War One VC recipient to be restored

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