A new War Memorial in the centre of the village could be on the cards if parish councillors win support for a new scheme. Cllrs Elum-Smith and Brooks are pushing for a new, dedicated war memorial – in stone or metal – adjacent to the Budgens store on Bridge Street. Cllr Kinane has also offered his support for the scheme.
As a fortnight which saw some spectacular and varied WWI centenary commemorations draws to a close few, surely, could claim not to have been touched by reminders of the scale of the losses inflicted one hundred years ago.
Everyone in the UK is invited to take part in Lights Out by turning off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on 4 August, leaving on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection.
An all-denominations service will be held outside the Burnham Park Hall by the war memorial.All are welcome and seating will be available.
At 11am, as part of the Slough Remembers event, the Mayor of Slough, Councillor Shafiq Chaudhry will be unveiling Slough’s new memorial to war on the High Street, junction with Windsor Road.
The Slough Remembers event which will run from 10am to 2pm in Slough town centre will give residents the opportunity to step back in time, taking part in activities and games of the time, hearing stories from the Edwardian era, finding out Slough’s role in the war and seeing images of Slough from 100 years ago.
Students of Burnham Park Academy and Burnham Grammar School will join the Burnham Concert Band and Pop Goes the Choir for a concert to commemorate the centenary of World War I.
St Thomas’ church will hold its own candle-lit vigil next Monday, coinciding with similar Lights Out services across the country it has been announced.
Yesterday’s World War I centenary event was “moving” but failed to attract the public imagination, with a disappointing turnout casting a shadow over proceedings.
Exactly 100 years to the day of Britain’s declaration of war against Germany in 1914, Slough Borough Council will hold a candlelit vigil at the new War Memorial in a key location in the centre of Slough.