I am delighted to announce that plans are in train by a partnership made up of St Mary’s Church, Wedmore First School and Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School to hold a commemorative event in Wedmore in November 2018 marking the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War.
We intend to hold an exhibition and associated events at Wedmore Village Hall between 7th-11th November 2018, similar to that held four years ago that attracted over 1800 visitors, to commemorate the part played by local servicemen and the wider community between 1914-18 . If anyone from the Isle of Wedmore has any photographs, letters or memorabilia to lend to the exhibition they would be of huge interest. If anyone would be interested in helping please do get in contact.
We are actively looking for sponsorship or any financial support at the moment to offset the costs of the exhibition – sadly we were unsuccessful with a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant on this occasion.
The majority of funding is coming from sales of ‘The Isle of Wedmore Remembers the First World War 2014-18’ – copies of which are available from Wedmore Village Stores, the Post Office and the Cottage Gallery.
Dr Tim Moreman