Warminster WW1 Facts Trail

Tuesday 16th October 2018:

Warminster WW1 Facts Trail

Warminster is to host a ‘Warminster War Facts Trail’. The trail forms part of the town’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting in World War One. The event is also linked to the ‘Warminster Family Learning Festival’. 

The event starts on Saturday 20th October 2018 and runs until Wednesday 31st October 2018 inclusive. Children of 16 and under can obtain an entry form that contains 100 facts about WW1 with some of the words missing. They then have to walk the Warminster War Facts Trail to obtain the missing information. Adults can of course complete the trail for their own interest and entertainment and education. The facts cover a whole range of topics from the part played by women and children in the war to the role of various buildings in the Warminster area. Twenty venues in the town centre will be displaying a laminated sign containing some of the facts in one of their windows.

For those under 16 who wish to, there is the chance to win a prize of two tickets to a show at the Athenaeum: In Flanders Fields. In Flanders Fields is a spectacular evening of music and entertainment to commemorate the Centenary of the ending of The Great War. It takes place on Sunday 4th November 2018 at 7.30 p.m. Completed forms should be returned to Warminster Civic Centre, Sambourne Road, by 4.30 p.m. on 31st October 2018. A winning entry will be drawn on Thursday 1st November 2018. Entry forms will be available to download from the Warminster Town Council website

or paper copies can be obtained from Warminster Civic Centre, in Sambourne Road.

The following venues will be displaying the War Facts:

Warminster Civic Centre – Sambourne Road (near Morrisons);

Flying Saucers, the painting pottery café – Weymouth Street; Car Mart – Weymouth Street;
Banana Blues Barbershop – High Street;
Taste Deli – High Street;
Athenaeum Centre for the Community – High Street;
Le Café Journal – High Street;
Cordons – High Street;
Holland and Barrett – Market Place;
Reeves Bakers – Market Place;
Davis and Latcham – Market Place;
Lindsay’s Linens – The Cornmarket;
Cornmarket Café Bistro – The Cornmarket;
Well Pharmacy – The Cornmarket;
The Ink Shop UK – Market Place;
Apple Nails and Beauty – Market Place;
C J Robbins, Butchers – Market Place;
Coates and Parker – Market Place;
Raves From The Grave – Weymouth Street;
Pavilion Café – Lake Pleasure Grounds, Weymouth Street.