Slimbridge Remembers and the Story of the Wire Soldiers, 13th November 2021

A talk by Den Bannister on Saturday 13th November 2021 at 2.30pm

A few days after Armistice Day is a good time to be reminded of a striking Armistice Commemoration event at Slimbridge in 2018. The wire “ghost“ soldiers guarding the graves of the fallen in Slimbridge churchyard created something of a sensation. They were so realistic and so evocative of that time, that crowds came to marvel at this ghostly vision.

Den, chairman of Slimbridge Local History Society, will relate to the full story of how these sculptures came into being, who they represent, how the BBC became involved and the dangers of social media.

This meeting will be at the Congregational Church Hall (adjacent to the Subscription Rooms) – Bedford Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1AY

Admission is free to members and £2 to non members

Please note there is no parking at the church. The church website relates: “We recommend London Road car park, as it’s a level walk to the church. Stroud can be quite steep in places. There are also a limited number of disabled parking spaces in Fawkes Place for Blue Badge holders.”