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The National Wallace Monument in Stirling to commemorate historic battle

National Wallace Monument

An exclusive evening event will take place at The National Wallace Monument in Stirling to commemorate the Battle of Stirling Bridge anniversary on 11th September this year. The ‘Knock on History’s Door’ event will give visitors the chance to see the Monument in a new light as they explore the building.

Visitors can choose between two time slots – 5.30pm and 7pm – with only 35 tickets available for each tour. Guests will be invited to explore the Monument’s galleries and exhibitions and take in the beautiful views from the crown.

As they climb the 246 stairs to the Monument’s summit, they will learn about William Wallace, his role in the Battle of Stirling over 700 years ago, and the legacy that the Monument commemorates.

Commemorate war Heroes at Highclere Castle

Highclere

Highclere Castle will host a weekend dedicated to the commemoration of the First World War and to fundraise for those who have served and serve today, following the discovery of wreckages in the grounds.

On 8th and 9th September Highclere Castle will welcome several thousand visitors to engage and raise money for UK and other countries’ veterans and charities including Combat Stress, RBL,  MSF, The Royal British Legion and homeless charities including Launchpad. 

The Ghosts of War Touch Commonwealth War Graves Historians and Theatre Cast

The Ghosts of War Touch Commonwealth War Graves Historians and Theatre Cast

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) historians opened their doors this week to the MESH Theatre Co. The cast of Journey's End, were invited to identify with the characters they play in the Centenary revival of RC Sherriff’s WW1 play; to be performed at Kruitmagazijn (Ammunition Store) in Ypres, Oct 10 – Nov 12.

 

The Journey’s End writer was wounded at Passchendaele in August 1917. His famous trench play written a decade later is both a time-piece and a documentation of timeless themes - comradeship, sacrifice, hero-worship, trauma and the recklessness of powers-that-be. All this is told through the simple story of soldiers in a dugout just before a massive attack in 1918 (Operation Michael).