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They Went to War

Summary: At Dinton Village Hall

Date: 2 November 2018 19:00 to 03 November 2018 19:00

An evening of music, song, readings and poetry of the Great War will be held at Dinton Village Hall on two evenings - 2 and 3 November - at 7pm.

General Sir Jack Deverell will be part of a small team presenting the evening.

The Wilton Royal British Legion Band, conducted by Trevor Dacombe, and the ‘Valley Choir’ from Fovant, conducted by Brian White, will take part throughout the evening, which is being held to celebrate the service of the men and women of the Nadder Valley who went to war in 1914 and to commemorate the lives of those who didn’t return.

The programme will give those who now live in the valley (East Knoyle to Wilton) the opportunity to reflect upon how the War affected the lives of those who lived here then. It will include a short Act of Remembrance and offer a rare chance for a rousing audience sing-song of still familiar songs from 100 years ago.

Sir Jack reports: “Since 2014 local people have shown great interest in events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Great War – we believe that ‘They went to War’ will draw people together from the valley to hear what it was like to live through those four tumultuous years of war, both nationally and locally.”

Tickets will be on sale from 1 August and both nights are expected to sell out quickly. Ticket details will be published at that time.