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Free guided walk of city's First World War Memorials

A free guided walk of Wolverhampton city centre's First World War memorials will take place next Thursday (28 June).

(LtoR): Mayor of the City of Wolverhampton CIIr Phil Page, chair of City of Wolverhampton Council's remembrance committee Cllr Linda Leach and Quintin Watt from Wolverhampton Civic and Historical Society promote the guided memorials walk
Guided memorials walk

The event, organised by Wolverhampton Civic and Historical Society, is part of the city's Armed Forces Day celebrations.

It will be led by Quintin Watt, from the civic and historical society, who will take participants on a tour of 15 memorials located in the city centre.

The tour will include official monuments as well as personal tributes to lost loved ones.

Quintin said: "Some memorials are on public view, whereas others are less obvious; concealed in churches or businesses. The trail will include monuments made by renowned craftsmen, in stone, bronze and stained glass and it will appeal to anyone with an interest in the culture of remembrance that developed during and after the war.  

"Some of the memorials we aim to visit include the Little's Lane 'street shrine', the memorials to the staff of the Express and Star newspaper and the old National Provincial Bank, as well as those inside various city centre churches."

People should meet outside the main entrance to the Civic Centre, St Peter's Square ready for a prompt 2pm start. The trail will take approximately 2 hours to complete.

The event is part of the lead up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30 June which will see a military parade, stalls, performances and entertainment for all the family centred around Queen Square. For more information visit Wolverhampton Armed Forces.

Anyone who cannot make the guided walk can do the trail for themselves by downloading a copy of the map from Wolverhampton Remembers Leaflets will also be distributed at community venues around the city.

Armed Forces Day is part of the City of Wolverhampton's visitor programme - 22 days of exciting events, activities and special offers brought by businesses in the city working together - for more information visit Enjoy Wolverhampton.

  • released: Thursday 21 June, 2018