Guided tour of the CWGC’s largest UK site

Surrey History Centre

Guided tour of the CWGC’s largest UK site

Type
Event / Guided tour
Location
Brookwood, Woking, Surrey
Date
01/09/2018 - 22/12/2018

This autumn, visitors to the Commission’s largest cemetery in the UK are invited to join a new series of tours to discover its history and the incredible stories of those buried there. Brookwood tours The CWGC’s experienced volunteer guides will be stationed at Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey one day a week from 2 September to share the cemetery’s story. With more than 5,000 Commonwealth war graves and almost 800 war graves of other nationalities, Brookwood Military Cemetery is the largest CWGC Cemetery in the UK and is the final resting place for service personnel from Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa, and the UK and Ireland. The military cemetery was established as the First World War drew to a close and then extended for the burial of Second World War service personnel. Brookwood shares many of its architectural and horticultural features with CWGC sites overseas, including the Cross of Sacrifice and Stone of Remembrance. During the tour, the Commission’s guides will share the history of the various plots and memorials in the cemetery and the stories of some of the brave men and women it commemorates. There is no need to book for the tours – just turn up. Tours will begin outside the Canadian Records Building, at the main entrance. Tour dates and times: Every Sunday in September, October, November and December, from 2 September, at 11am and 2pm with the following exceptions: Sunday 9 and 23 September 2pm only Sunday 14 and 28 October 2pm only Sunday 11 November no tours Sunday 25 November 2pm only Sunday 9 December 2pm only Sunday 30 December no tours

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  1. Gordon Francis

    We are interested in coming to the somme film day on 02/07 2016 can we please be advise when tickets are available and the cost of these please.
    Ilook forward to hearing from you soon

    • Imogen Middleton

      Thank you for your interest in our screening of the Battle of the Somme film. The event will be free and registration for tickets will be available on the website soon – keep your eyes peeled!

    • Hello,

      Registration for the Battle of the Somme film screening in Wimbledon is now possible. Please visit the News page of the Carved in Stone website (www.merton.gov.uk/carvedinstone) for the event details.
      If you would like to attend, please email the Carved in Stone team at: [email protected]

      Thank you Surrey in the Great War for promoting the event. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

  2. We are holding an event on the weekend of Nov 17th & 18th .n Hale Village Hall, Wings Road, Upper Hale. GU9 0NN. Entitled The Village Remembers.
    A display of the details of the 113 men from Hale who died during WW1. Plus other displays. 10-30am – 4pm on both days. The Last Post and lowering of the Standard will take place at 4pm on both days.

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