Category Archives: Centenary

04Sep/15

10/11/15 @8pm Victoria Train Station

Please join us on the 10th November 2015 at 8pm, between Platform 8 and 9 , Victoria Train Station, London.

The event is FREE to attend and starts promptly at 8pm.
Remembering

Each year at 8.00pm on 10th November, the London Branch of The Western Front Association holds a ceremony of commemoration at Victoria Station to remember the arrival of the Unknown Warrior.

The Unknown Warrior

The body of the Unknown Warrior, sealed in a casket, was brought to Platform 8 at Victoria Station on 10 November 1920 at 8.32pm. An overnight vigil was maintained by Servicemen.

On the morning of 11 November 1920, the casket was placed onto a gun carriage of the Royal Horse Artillery and drawn by six horses through immense and silent crowds.

As the cortege set off, a field marshal’s salute was fired in Hyde Park.

The route followed was Hyde Park Corner, The Mall, thence to Whitehall and the Cenotaph. After the unveiling of the Cenotaph, the cortege was followed by the King, the Royal Family and ministers of state to Westminster Abbey.

 

08Sep/14

Talk by Marietta Crichton Stuart: “For the King, the country, the Queen’s and Kennington”.

Talk by Marietta Crichton Stuart (WFA London Branch member):

“For the King, the country, the Queen’s and Kennington”.

Monday 15 September 2014

Durning Library, 167 Kennington Lane, SE11 4HF.
6.45pm for 7.15pm start.

www.lambeth.gov.uk/heritagefestival

The Great War story of Kennington’s own battalion, the 24th London (The Queen’s), on the 90th anniversary of the unveiling in Kennington Park of its war memorial commemorating over 800 men.

28Aug/14

18/09/14 WW1 inspired production @ The Barbican

We are helping spread the word about an upcoming WW1 related concert “A Time and Place: Musical Meditations on the First World War” on Thu 18 Sept being held at The Barbican Centre, London.

A Time and Place: Musical Meditations on the First World War is a folk music and multimedia storytelling evening that explores lost songs, tales and poetry from the generation that lived the First World War.
Timed to coincide with the centenary of the War, Continue reading