Remembrance Day event in Acomb brings local WW1 centenary events to a close

Around 500 local residents attended the Remembrance event which was held at the newly restored Acomb War Memorial today.

It was the last of the local events scheduled to commemorate the end of WW1,

On Saturday volunteers had spruced up the 12 WW1 graves which can be found in the St Stephens Cemetery

An archive, of some photos fromĀ  the commemorative events that have taken place in Acomb and Westfield this year, can be downloaded by clicking here.


Acomb War Memorial work completed

The York Civic Trust has completed its work on the restoration of the Acomb War Memorial on The Green. The Trust has paid for much of the work from their exemplary City Enhancement Fund

The Westfield Ward Committee has funded a new access footpath to the base of the memorial. It is hoped this will make the monument easier to reach particularly for people with disabilities.

There will be a Service of Remembrance at the Memorial on Sunday starting at 10:45amĀ 

Restored Acomb War Memorial rear

Restored Acomb War Memorial front

New monument access path paid for by the Westfield Ward

1922 cutting from local newspaper

Acomb War Memorial shortly after completion in May 1922