War Graves tour at Haycombe

Contributor Rob Coles usually brings us the times of passing steam-driven trains – and there is another coming up – but today, he’s writing on a different subject.

“I went on a War Graves tour of Haycombe Cemetery this morning.  It was given by Simon Bendry, Head of Education and Engagement at the  Commonwealth War Graves Commission.  It was one of the best-researched and presented talks I have ever attended.

Simon Bendry pictured during the recent tour. Pictures by Rob Coles

Details are below and you will see the talks/walks are repeated this coming Wednesday.  Details below,  I didn’t book just turned up with no problem.”

But if you do want to make sure you get on the next tour – here’s the details.

Free Commonwealth War Grave Tour at Haycombe Cemetery The tours will allow visitors to discover the history of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and find out more about the work we do in and around Bath. Visitors will learn about those who are buried here, exploring the stories of men and women from across the globe who fought and died in the Second World War, including those who died in the Bath Blitz.
Next tours on Wednesday 25th May at 14:00 and 18:00
You can sign up for free tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cwgc-war-graves-week-tours-2022-bath-haycombe-cemetery-tickets-337931731907

Photo of the loco passing Freshford earlier in the year. 

I did say Rob had details of another special train coming to our area.

“On Thursday 26th May there is a steam excursion from Shoeburyness and Southend to Bath. 

B1 class locomotive 61306 Mayflower arrives in Bath at 13.03 and departs for the return journey at 16.55.  The route will be via Swindon in each direction.”

As always, thanks Rob.