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Ready to remember

HUNDREDS of volunteers are working together to ensure the area pays a fitting tribute when people come together to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Events are being staged in Downend, Staple Hill, Mangotsfield and Frenchay to honour the memory of those who died in the conflict.

Already hundreds of wooden painted poppies have been planted in the centre of Downend.

On November 11, the centenary of the Armistice of 1918 will be marked with services, a parade in Staple Hill and major beacon-lighting events in Downend and Mangotsfield: part of one of the biggest coordinated national acts of remembrance ever staged to recognise the sacrifices of millions of men and women a century ago.


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20mph zone planned on one of area’s busiest roads

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Series of events to honour fallen of the First World War

A SERIES of major events in Downend and Staple Hill will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War... Read More

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Gates stripped as railings are coming for Page Park

THE restoration programme which will eventually see railings installed around Page Park has seen three sets of gates removed and delivered to Bath-based Iron Art, were they have been stripped ready to repair... Read More

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Call for witnesses – and respect – after ‘mindless’ park vandalism

VOLUNTEERS who work to make Page Park a better place say they are at the end of their tether after a series of “mindless” acts of vandalism... Read More