Broxtowe Remembers

Broxtowe Remembers

22/05/2018 Broxtowe Borough will remember the First World War as commemorations take place to mark the centenary of the end of war over the next few months.

A series of events will be taking place in the Borough including a Freedom of Entry Parade on Armed Forces Day in Kimberley and commemorations to mark the 100 year anniversary of the Chilwell Munitions Disaster.

‘Streams’ of poppy seeds have also been sown at Hall Om Wong Park in Kimberley, King George V Park in Bramcote and Mansfield Road Recreation Ground in Eastwood which will be a poignant visual memorial to those who lost their lives when they flower, hopefully in mid-summer.

There is also a Book of Remembrance on the Council’s website where residents can share their memories of loved ones who were alive during wartime or leave thoughts and messages of remembrance on our online Book of Remembrance.

The events programme includes:

  • Freedom of Entry Parade, Kimberley Town Centre, 11.00am on Saturday 30th June – more information available on our Freedom Parade webpage
  • Exhibitions and events between 20th June and 1st July to commemorate the Chilwell Munitions Disaster – more information available on Attenborough Church's website. (Opens in a New Window)
  • Open Air Service, King George’s Park, Bramcote, 2.30pm on Sunday 1st July – the event will include an original drama, featuring the stories of the 15 men from Bramcote who died in the war.

To stay up to date with the latest, visit our World War I Centenary Remembrance page or contact your local Town and Parish Council to see what’s happening where you are.

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