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‘Winnie’ Plaque Unveiling

17th January @ 09:30 GMT

Here’s an outline of the event.

7.00 am to 8.30 am BBC Wiltshire’s Reporter Karen will be holding a series of interviews for the Radio show’s breakfast programme. Included are Ben Twiston-Davis who designed and made the plaque, the two head girls of St. Thomas a Becket who will be helping to unveil the plaque and me.

At 9.00 am the school will go to the church for their act of communal worship.

Then at 9.30 we 
will all assemble in the Hall (or outside if the weather is fine) I will tell the story of the bear and her connection with Tilshead then the plaque will be unveiled.
Tea and coffee and cake will be served in the Hall for all the guests.

At an appropriate time the children who will be getting biscuits and squash will go back to school.

At the end of the school day each child will receive their own copy of “Finding Winnie” it will have their name written in it plus a plate designed by the other Ben which  has the 17th January 2019 in it.

I hope that the ceremony will be a fitting occasion and that the books and the memory of the day will prove lasting for all who attend.

I am sure you will be impressed when you see the plaque it will be a lasting tribute to the Canadians and others who passed through our part of Wiltshire as they journeyed on to fight on the Western Front.

The plaque I feel will be something that all in the Village should be truly proud of. A fitting tribute commemorating the 100 Years since the end of WW1 (officially ended in 1919 when the treaty of Versailles was signed.)

Frank Jones


17th January
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‘Winnie’ Group
07468 424850


Meet at Tilshead Village Hall
High Street
Tilshead, Wiltshire United Kingdom
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