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.


What’s on in York: Renaming of Tedder Road park after WW1 veteran

The Lord Mayor of York will officially name a park in recognition of one of the pioneers of the RAF today.

The RAF celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. 2018 is also the centenary of the end of World Ward 1.

The park on Tedder Road will officially be known as “Dickson Park” from 12:00 noon when the Lord Mayor will unveil an interpretation board. The board tells the story of Sir William Forster Dickson who was one of the early aviators during WW1 and who became one of the founders of the RAF. A road in Foxwood was named after him but the connection was lost some 20 years ago when the road disappeared during redevelopment work.

The link is being reestablished today.

The Civic party will also travel to the Foxwood Community Centre where they will joining in with activities at the weekly residents “hub”.

The interpretation board has been funded by voluntary donations with support from Indigo Greens estate agents.

. It forms one of a range of events taking place on the west of the City over the next couple of weeks. On 10th November volunteers will be cleaning WW1 gravestones in St Stephens churchyard while on 11th November a newly refurbished Acomb War Memorial will host a special RemembranceĀ  Day service.