To mark the centenary of the First World War, and the 70th anniversary of VE Day, Cheltenham Borough Council is working with the University of Gloucestershire to record local history from within the community. Continue reading “First and Second World War memories to be digitally archived”
At 11am on Friday 25th September 2015, an open service will be held at the War Memorial to commemorate the battle of Loos. Continue reading “Unveiling of Commemorative Paving Stones For Captain Arthur Forbes Gordon Kilby and Captain Anketell Moutray Read”
The 2014 Poppy Appeal in Cheltenham raised £85,000 in just two weeks. Read more.
Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. On this day people across the nation pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave Service men and women. Continue reading “Remembrance Day Events in Cheltenham”
Over 1400 military and civilian employees at the Cheltenham based Government Communications Headquarters created a giant human poppy in the centre of the doughnut on the 23rd October, to launch the 2014 RBL Poppy Appeal in Gloucestershire. Continue reading “GCHQ Launches 2014 Poppy Appeal in Gloucestershire”
Phase One of the restoration of Cheltenham’s main War Memorial, sited on the Promenade, was carried out between July and September 2014. Continue reading “War Memorial Phase One Restoration and Partnership Event”
August 4th marks the Centenary of the start of World War I. Otherwise known as the Great War, some thought it would be the War to end all wars. Sadly that dream was to die along with millions killed in that war and many subsequent conflicts. Continue reading “Cheltenham Commemoration of the Declaration of War, 4th August”