2018 Remembrance Events
11 November 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the Great War (1914-1918). There are a number of events taking place in Marlborough to commemorate 100 years since the Armistice and we've listed a selection here. If you have a commemorative event taking place and would like us to add it, please let us know.
More permanent commemorations include streets on the new Salisbury Road development to be named after local people who served, and a commemorative wood to be planted on the Common.
Four years ago in 2014, to mark 100 years since war was declared, the Duke of Kent unveiled a plaque on the town's war memorial. Read more here...
|Wednesday 31 October at 7pm, St Mary's Church
Talk by author Allan Mallinson
| Thursday 1 November to Sunday 11 November: Marlborough College Memorial Hall Festival 2018
A series of events, lectures and concerts celebrating the reopening of the Hall and bringing to a close the College's four years of commemorative First World War events
| Sunday 4 November, 7.30pm: War & The Pity of War
A Wilfred Owen evening of poems and letters at the Town Hall
| Friday 9 November, 12noon: Wreath Laying at 7th Wiltshire Regiment Memorial in London Road
The procession leaves the Marlborough Community & Youth Centre at midday, to process to the Memorial to lay wreaths at 12:10pm
| Saturday 10 November: Tommy's Ride starting from St John's Academy
Cycle ride to commemorate the 100 years of the Armistice and raise funds for Royal British Legion
Saturday 10 November, 7pm: Roll of Honour
| Sunday 11 November, 10am: Remembrance Parade in the High Street
The parade will form up in the High Street from 10am then at 10:45 march to the war memorial for the 11am observance, followed by a service at St Mary's Church
|Sunday 11 November, 7pm: Battle's Over Beacon Ceremony at Marlborough Common
Part of a national tribute