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Battles Over – A Nations Tribute

2nd October 2018 Posted in Community News

Bracknell Town Council would like to mark the centenary of the end of WWI by hosting a family event with free entry to bring the community together.

 We aim to educate, remember the fallen soldiers of Bracknell, and create a lasting impression of the experiences of war that has shaped our present day. 

 In partnership with Royal British Legion we aim to bring together schools, churches, residents, scouts, cadets, charities and local businesses to mark this prestigious occasion. Our main aim is to educate Bracknell of our heritage, develop knowledge of our younger generation of our local history and unite our community.

 All donations from the event will go to the Royal British Legion to support Armed Forces families and veterans in the local area.
Please come and celebrate this special and momentous event!

When and Where?
11th November 2pm – 8pm
North Lake, Opposite South Hill Park

Birch Hill Recreation Ground
From 4pm Sainsbury’s Bagshot Road will offer limited parking
Pre-book limited disabled parking spaces by emailing

We recommend you walk to the event if possible please or car share due to the limited parking.

Public Transport?

Additional shuttle bus services have been provided by Courtney Buses:

Shuttle service from Bracknell Bus Station to the Event: -Every 30 minutes from 12.20pm – 8.30pm Shuttle service from outside South Hill Park (Ringmead) to Bracknell Bus Station: -Every 30 minutes from 12.30pm – 8.30pm

171 – Additional trip around full circuit from Bracknell Bus Station at 7.55pm (This should arrive at Deansgate stop at 8.08pm)

172 – Additional trip around full circuit from Bracknell Bus Station at 7.55pm (This should arrive at Deansgate stop at 8.08pm)

194 – Additional trip from Bracknell to Sandhurst (Rackstraw Inn) at 8.05pm (This should arrive at Haversham Drive stop at 8.10pm)

What’s On?

Fun fair rides, Virtual Reality Experience, arts and crafts and stalls will be open from 2pm. We will also have special events to commemorate the occasion.

2.00pm Re-enactment of Truce Football Match
6.15pm Reading out of Bracknell casualties
6.50pm The Poem ‘A Nation’s Tribute’
6.55pm The Last Post and a Minute’s Silence
7.00pm Lighting of the WW1 Beacon
7.05pm Ringing of Church Bells
7.15pm Firework Display

 Thank you to all our supporters for the event:

 Star Fireworks


Courtney Buses

Berkeley Homes

Bracknell Town and District Sunday League


Sainsbury’s Bagshot Road

Lowland Rescue


Shorts Group

Girl Guiding

The Bracknell Forest Society

Thames Valley Signs

Bracknell and Wokingham College



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