Blewbury Local History Group

October 28, 2018

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice in 1918, the History Group are conducting a  walking tour of houses in the village lived in by soldiers such as the Aldworth brothers, pictured above, who served during the Great War.

Covering 10 houses we will be placing a large poppy with the name of the soldier and, where possible, a picture of him, outside the house concerned. There will also be some information on that soldier’s life both before, during and after the war. We have been fortunate in obtaining some detailed information about the Blewbury men who served. Commencing at 14:30 on Nov 11th, the walk is expected to take between 60-90 minutes; those interested should meet at the bench at the top of Westbrook Street where it joins the London Road. There will be hand-outs of the names and houses to be visited on the day. No need to book, we should be able to accommodate all those who wish to join us.

Thanks to the Pre-school children who are assisting us with the making of the memorial poppies.

Our usual meeting on November 9th is at The History Room on Parsonage Lane. All are welcome.

Contacts: Mark markpalethorpe@talktalk.net or Audrey 850427 or audreyrosettalong@gmail.com.