Acomb WW1 commemorative events building to Sunday climax

The York Civic Trust have confirmed that the restoration work on the Acomb War Memorial will be completed before the first local armistice commemorative event takes place tomorrow (Thursday). This will be a reading of names from the “Kings Book of Heroes” at the memorial at 11:00am

Acomb War Memorial opening in 1922

The centenary of the end of the First World War has also heightened interest in the background of the 12 servicemen whose remains were laid to rest in the St Stephens Churchyard. Amongst those was a member of the cycling corps – Edward Carlton

Volunteers will be helping to clean up and trim the grass round the 12 graves on Saturday starting at 10:00am

Carlton grave

A wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Acomb War Memorial on Sunday starting at 10:45am

 

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