Memorial March

Memorial March

News July 29, 2014

Thursday 7th August will mark the 100th anniversary of the embarkation or departure of troops from Southwell to go and join the war effort in World War 1. On that day 107 men left the town, marching from Market Square to the railway station (now the Final Whistle).

The Royal British Legion would like to mark this occasion by mustering an equal number of young people and youth groups to march from the Market to the war Memorial and then onto the railway station site.

The plan is to meet in the Market Square at 10.45am, this is very close to the old Drill Hall used by the Territorials.

There will then be a short commemoration of 100 years ago and the Acting Dean, Nigel Coates, will say a prayer.

Participants will then move off towards the Burgage War Memorial to lay a 1914-18 Wreath, then continue to the old railway station.

If you are interested in taking part please contact Andrew Gregory by email at: greg558mufc@btinternet.com