Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Tour of Britain Moving Human Sculpture

Tour of Britain Moving Human Sculpture

Bradford on Avon Town Council is looking for volunteers to be part of a moving human sculpture designed by BAFTA Award Winning Set Designer Bill Laslett to celebrate the Tour of Britain. The sculpture will be photographed, filmed and broadcast to 100+ countries.

Volunteers will need to be available on the morning of Friday 12th September and a couple of hours in the weeks leading up to the big day for rehearsals.

There is no need to commit now however if you are interested we would be grateful if you can pass on your name and contact details to Val Baker at the Town Council on or 01225 864240.

Further information along with rehearsal days and times will be released shortly. 

Monday, 14 July 2014

Rededication of Bradford on Avon War Memorial and Showing of 'Letters from a Small Town'

Press Release

Rededication of Bradford on Avon War Memorial
3rd August 2014 at 3pm in Westbury Gardens
followed by refreshments at St Margaret’s Hall

Bradford on Avon Town Council will be holding a service in Westbury Gardens on Sunday 3rd August 2014 to rededicate the War Memorial.  It will be attended by the Town’s churches, schools, French & German Twinning Groups, British Legion, Army Cadets, Guides, Brownies and Scouts.

After the service refreshments will be offered to all attending at St Margaret’s Hall where the newly refurbished Roll of Honour will be on display along with information panels about Bradford on Avon and the First World War, with photographs supplied by a local historian and the town museum.  There will also be a showing of Richard Broadhead’s award winning film ‘Letters from a Small Town’ about Wiltshire Soldiers.

Relatives of servicemen listed on the Roll of Honour have been encouraged to attend the event.

Order of events

2:45pm - Band playing as everyone arrives

3.00pm – Service starts
Introduction by Mayor & Representatives for Germany, France and Poland
Rededication of War Memorial

3:45pm – Service finishes
Band playing as guests make their way to St Margaret’s Hall

3:50pm – Tea & Cake in St Margaret’s Hall
Newly refurbished Roll of Honour on display
Showing of Richard Broadhead’s award winning film ‘Letters from a Small Town’.
Photographs and information displays supplied by local historian and town museum


Additional Information

The names of the men on the Roll of Honour can be found on the Town Council website –

It is believed that the Roll of Honour was commissioned by Bradford on Avon Urban District Council (as it was then called). It was placed in the grounds of Westbury House in December 1914. The Roll of Honour was dressed with the flags of the main Allied combatant nations – in 1914 this would have been Britain, France and Imperial Russia, known together as the Entente Powers.

Men of the Town Who Served 1914-18

Bradford on Avon Town Council

01225 864240