WWI Commemorations at Bethesda, Stoke-on-Trent

BBC Radio Stoke asked the Friends of Bethesda to help launch the Nationwide BBC Local Radio WWI Commemorations by recording a service in Bethesda on Saturday 29 March starting at 12:00 noon.  St Luke's Junior School choir are singing two worship songs as part of the service.

The service will be broadcast by BBC Radio Stoke the following Sunday 6 April at 8:30am and repeated during the afternoon.

As you may know, 2014 is the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of World War One and Bethesda is playing a part in remembering this part of our history.

The local Friends of Bethesda are researching all the 274 names on our WWI Rolls of Honour and will build an exhibition telling the stories we have found.  We have applied for a small Heritage Lottery Fund Grant to help with the exhibition costs.

Under the 'banner' of Bethesda Our Boys, 274 men associated with Bethesda joined the military and 36 were killed.  The sacrifice these brave young men made should never be forgotten.

The Bethesda Our Boys WWI Exhibition will open in July and be free to visitors until 2018.  We are pleased that St Luke's Junior School have agreed to contribute their children's work as part of our exhibition.

You are invited to be part of the service and to visit our exhibition when it opens.

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