May Weekend 1st World War Centenary Events

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May Weekend 1st World War Centenary Events
May Weekend 1st World War Centenary Events
May Weekend 1st World War Centenary Events
May Weekend 1st World War Centenary Events

A Mini-exhibition ‘Bottesford Bell-ringers in WW1’
Open Belfry at St Mary’s – Try your hand at bell ringing
@ St Mary’s Bottesford Tower
Saturday 30th April all day 10.30 to 3
Free entry

‘And the band played on – Wilfred Owen meets the Manchesters’ – the wartime poet meets the troops who trained at Belton

‘Meet the Men from Bottesford and Muston who Fought for King and Country’ – an interactive display linked to the WW1 Project website

A Mini-exhibition of WW1 Centenary Displays in the Library

@ Bottesford Community Library at The Old School
Saturday 30th April, morning, 9.30 to 12.30
Sunday 1st May, afternoon, 1 to 4

Free entry

‘Bottesford and Muston WW1 Heritage Trail – Walk & Remember those who fell from the Parish’
Saturday 30th, Sunday 1st May, Monday 2nd May
Free Heritage Trail Maps available from, St Mary’s Church, Bottesford Library, Methodist Chapel and the Village Hall (on 2nd May Gala Day)
Refreshments available @all events

Bottesford May Gala – Monday 2nd May 11- 4

In colloboration with the Vale of Belvoir Lions

VC Field and Hall, Belvoir Road, Bottesford

Many attractions and displays at this years May Day Gala are organised to mark the Centenary of the 1st World War. 100 years ago, the community organised similar events to raise morale and funds in aid of the war effort. Significant funds were raised in 1915, 1916 and 1917. In today’s money, over £5000 at each each ‘Gala’. The Vale of Belvoir Lions Gala Committee and the Bottesford Parish 1st World war Centenary project acknowledge the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund


WW1 Fancy Dress Parade

WW1 Yeomanry Horse Display presented by HistorytRevisited

WW1 Assault Course

WW1 1/4 scale Tank

WW1 Static Field  Equipment

Bottesford Football Club WW1 Re-enactment match (U9/10 Boys Vs Girls)

WW Memorabilia and Displays

Leicestershire & Rutland Western Front Association

North Lincolnshire Western Front Association

Plus many more attractions


This page was added on 27/04/2016.

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