War plaque for Bath’s Guildhall.

Bath & North East Somerset Council is honouring the memory of those who served and died in the First World War with a special commemoration ceremony in November.

The Bath Guildhall
The Bath Guildhall

A plaque commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War in 1914 will be unveiled in the Guildhall in Bath on Armistice Day, Tuesday 11 November with special guests from the Royal British Legion and other local groups.

Bath & North East Somerset Council Chairman, Councillor Martin Veal, said: “We mark Armistice Day every year, but the centenary of the start of WW1 deserves special commemoration.

“Visitors to the Guildhall can see the new brass plaque on the main staircase, near to the one honouring Harry Patch, the last surviving Tommy, who died in 2009 aged 111.”

The unveiling ceremony will include poems about WW1 written by pupils of St Stephen’s Primary School, and the song ‘Do you recall the war to end all war’ with lyrics written by B&NES Councillor Bryan Chalker and put to music by Tony Renney.poppies knitted

The Guildhall will be decorated with knitted red poppies from Thursday, 6 November to Wednesday, 12 November to raise awareness of this year’s Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

In addition, Cllr Veal will be wearing a special commemorative sash created by the group who knitted the poppies.