21st Oct, 2016

Events mark outbreak of Great War

Evesham Editorial 31st Jul, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVENTS and services will be held across Evesham and Pershore to mark the beginning of the Centenary commemorations of the First World War.

On Sunday (August 3) a vigil service will be held at All Saints Church in Evesham from 7.30pm while a service of reflection will be held in Pershore Abbey from 3pm.

It will be an opportunity for the people of Pershore to pay their respects and quietly reflect on the 100 year anniversary of the outbreak of conflict.

And on Monday (August 4), a candlelit vigil will be held at the bandstand in Evesham’s Abbey Park from 9.30pm. Candles will be provided to those who attend.

Earlier on Monday, members of the Pershore and District branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) will hold a parde through the town from 1.30pm

Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire William Thomas, the Mayor and Mayoress of Pershore, the chairman of both Worcestershire County and Wychavon District Council and other Civic Leaders will be among the guests present.

Members of the RBL will be joined by the Royal Naval Association (RNA), Worcester and Sherwood Foresters Association, local cadet forces and Pershore High School for the commemoration which will be led by RBL padre Mark Jennings.

The names of the town’s Roll of Honour of 101 fallen men will be read out by Lt Cmdr Charles Hamlin, President of Pershore


Broad Street will be closed between 1.30pm and 2.30pm for the parade to take place and Evesham Hospital Radio are kindly providing PA equipment so the service can be heard from the pavements each side of the street.