A MEMORIAL service to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of one of the last soldiers from the Beoley parish to die in World War War is to be held on Bomford Hill in Church Hill this Saturday, October 6.
All local residents are invited to the event which starts at 10.30am, to not only honour the country’s war dead but also to discover a lasting legacy thanks to the initiative.
The ceremony will see the official opening of a Remembrance Garden with stone benches around an oak tree and the installation of a toposcope with the points of the compass.
“Part of the whole idea was to have a place where people can go to for years into the future to sit and reflect on the sacrifices made by an earlier generation,” said Chris Thomas from Church Hill Big Local.
Dignitaries attending will include Borough’s Mayor, members of the Royal British Legion and the 37th Signals Regiment, as well as a host of other civic leaders.
“An invitation has gone out to all residents of Church Hill to come and join us and perhaps discover a hidden and beautiful part of the town,” added Chris.
Bomford Hill is reached via Papermill Drive, Tanhouse Lane and is off Redstone Close.