Redrow supports World War One commemoration in Marlborough

9th November 2018

As part of its commitment to the local community, Redrow Homes is supporting a multitude of events taking place in the town of Marlborough as part of the centenary anniversary of World War One.

During and leading up to Remembrance Day, the Town Council have put together a series of commemorative ceremonies that aim to remember those that fought and lost their lives during the War. The proceedings kicked off on Sunday 4 November with an evening of Wilfred Owen poems and letters from his experience in the war and will end with the lighting of the beacon at 7pm on Sunday 11 November on the Marlborough Common.

The beacon ceremony, which we have part-funded, is set to be a fantastic event where the whole community are invited to attend in order to mark the end of World War One when the guns fell silent.

Our Marleberg Grange development is currently being built in Marlborough, which is also supporting the town’s commemoration of the end of World War One by sponsoring ‘Tommys Ride’, a bike ride to remember taking place on Saturday 10 November to raise money for The Royal British Legion.

Roads on our popular Marleberg Grange development will also be named after some of those local to Marlborough who served during World War One. These include Garside Way, commemorating George Garside who served in the Battle of the Somme and was recognised by King George V with a Distinguished Conduct Medal for his services.

Elsie Knocker Grove will be another, named after Elizabeth Knocker who, during World War One, joined the Women’s Emergency Corps and nursed those injured directly on the front line. For her bravery she was awarded the Military Medal and became an Officer on the Order of St John.

Sabrina Abolghasemi, area sales manager for Redrow South West, said: “We have a duty to do as much as we can to help keep the memories alive of those that fought and sadly lost their lives in the War.

“We feel privileged to have the opportunity to support Marlborough Town Council in the Remembrance Day events that they have planned and further commemorate those brave individuals through the naming of our roads.”

Shelley Parker, town clerk for Marlborough Town Council, said: “We are thankful to Redrow for their generous donation and their support in remembering those from Marlborough who fought for our country.

“The lighting of the beacon is set to be a great community event and a poignant way to end our week of Remembrance.”

The Marleberg Grange development, which has recently opened show homes to the public, will consist of 171 homes once complete, made up of three, four and five-bedrooms, starting from £368,995.

For more information about the Marleberg Grange development, please call 0167 2484 605 or visit https://bit.ly/2yZoVvY