Civic event to mark start of World War One

People are invited to attend a civic memorial event organised by Bath & North East Somerset Council this August to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

Bath War Memorial
Bath War Memorial

The event takes place on Monday August 4, from 6pm-7pm at the war memorial by the main entrance to Royal Victoria Park near Queen Square. It is free and open to all.

It is just one of a number of events organised by Bath & North East Somerset Council to mark the anniversary.

Councillor Ben Stevens (Lib-Dem, Widcombe), Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, said: “This will be a poignant and respectful occasion to mark this date.

“During the first six months of the war, one third of all the men in the area between the ages of 18 and 30 had enlisted with the services. The first Bath casualty came within just two days of the declaration of war.

“I look forward to welcoming residents to the civic event at the war memorial.”

The event will feature several readings, including the words of the Mayor of Bath in August 1914 encouraging local residents not to hesitate to do their duty.

For further information about the World War One Centenary civic event please contact event organiser Jasmine Loveys: or 07984 022426.