100 years ago the First World War ended, and a new world began. Here are just some of the commemorative events taking place in Chepstow and the Forest of Dean:
Remembrance Concert at St Mary’s Priory Church, Chepstow
Sunday 4th November, 3pm
The town has assembled the Chepstow Choral Society, the Buglers of 1 Rifles, a solo violinist, Children of Chepstow School and a number of local personalities who will read previously unseen letters from the front line and poems of the time, all interspersed with relevant musical pieces by The Choral Society.
Standards will be presented and medals may be worn. This will be both a reflective and uplifting occasion for everyone present, many of whom will wish to remember those who fell or were injured in that war.
Entrance will be free, although there will be a retiring collection for voluntary donations to the Armed Forces charity, SSAFA. Do make sure that the elderly are informed since you may wish to help them attend.
In common with people throughout the land, Chepstow will be commemorating the end of World War I and we hope that you will be able to join this unique event.
Chepstow Remembrance Day & Parade Service 2018
Chepstow High Street – 10.45am & St. Mary’s Priory Church 11.15am
For more information, please contact Chepstow Town Council on 01291 626370.
Chepstow Remembrance Day 2018, Commemorative Beacon lighting
Sunday 11 November 7pm Chepstow Rugby Club
Lighting of the commemorative beacon. Grounds open to the public at 6.45.
Coleford Parade and Service of Remembrance, 11 November 2018
Sunday 11th November, Coleford town centre from 10:20am
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1, Coleford Town Council and the Coleford Branch of the Royal British Legion Invite all members of the community to join them for an open air Service of Remembrance held in Coleford Town Centre.
A parade will leave High Street at 10:20am, pass through town – along St
John Street – Bank Street and then re-enter Market Place to assemble for the service which will commence around 10:45am at the clock tower.
Lydney Remembrance Day 2018, Lighting of Commemorative Beacon
Sunday 11th November, The Mesne, Primrose Hill, Lydney
- 6:30pm Assemble at the Mesne
- 6:40pm Blessing
- 6:45pm Reading of the names of the Fallen
- 6:55pm Sounding of the Last Post
- 7:00pm Lighting of the Beacon
Please note: there is very limited parking, please make your own way to The Mesne.
Newent Remembrance Sunday 11 November 2018
10am St Mary’s Church
- 9.30am Parade gathers in the Civic Car Park
- 9.40am Parade departs to march through the town
Service begins at 10.00am and includes:
- A reading of the Roll of Honour at the War Memorial
- Observing of 2 minutes silence at 11.00am
Usk and Magor
WW1 100 year anniversary concert with Usk Brass Band
Usk Memorial Hall, Saturday 10th November 7.30pm
Adults £10, Children £5 & concessions.
A musical tribute to past and present service men and women, with guest speakers.
Remembrance Service at Usk Castle
Sunday 11th November at 10.30am
Usk Royal British Legion service
St Mary’s Priory Church, Usk at 3pm
The 3pm service will be preceded by a parade from the British Royal Legion along Bridge Street.
Magor Remembrance, Sunday 11th November 10.45am
Act of commemoration in Magor square, followed by a Service of Remembrance in St Mary’s Parish Church.