The End of the Great War
As the commemorations for the centenary of World War One come to an end, peace will be declared in Corsham on the afternoon of 11 November 2018 – following the traditional Remembrance Sunday service and parade in the morning – with an exhibition at the Town Hall honouring Corsham’s Women of World War One, as well as looking at the impact the War had on the town and launching the updated Corsham War Records book. There will also be a re-creation of the ‘spontaneous’ thanksgiving service held at St Bart’s on 11 November 1918, as news of peace spread, including the re-dedication of the town’s original wooden war memorial which has been found and repaired. The exhibition will be open from 1.30-4pm, and the church service will take place at 2pm. (These events have been funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, for which the Corsham Commemorates group is very grateful.) And, at 6pm, the Royal British Legion will launch 115 rockets to honour the 115 Corsham men who lost their lives in the War. Alongside this, Corsham is also home to a Royal British Legion Silent Soldier figure so watch out for this returning Tommy around town, and is part of the national There But Not There art project, featuring Perspex figures, each of whom represent the Fallen.
Christmas in Corsham
It’s coming… On Saturday 1 December the town’s Wishing Tree will be open for business in the High Street, from 10am-1pm, taking Christmas wishes to hang on the tree. (Wishes are free but a donation to our Chairman’s chosen charities would be much appreciated.) And then, on Friday 7 December, the Christmas Lights will go on in our usual family-friendly festive style, with music and entertainment, a Christmas market, Father Christmas and his reindeer – and his (free) grotto, and lots more. All the fun starts at 5pm, with the lights on at 6pm.
Small Business Saturday – 1 December
Saturday 1 December is national Small Business Saturday so we’ll be encouraging residents and visitors to support their local businesses and come into Corsham’s town centre to not only visit the Wishing Tree, but also to discover the great range of independent shops we are lucky enough to have here – www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com.