Bulkington’s new WW1 commemorative stone produced by James Long Masons Ltd. of Trowbridge was installed on Saturday 28th. October 2017. The inscribed, polished, grey, Karin granite memorial is 8 inches thick, 2x2ft. square and weighs in at 518 lb (235kg). It sits on a concrete slab poured at the end of September. We did the work ourselves, so there were no labour charges. The cost of the stone was £675 of which the Melksham Area Board provided £281, the remainder being provided by the Parish Council and a refund of the VAT. Wikipedia provides casualty lists for WW1. The number of British war dead is listed as just under 750,000; that’s just from what is now the UK and Ireland. £675 seems such a small amount compared to that. Hopefully the stone will still be there in another 100 years to remind them in 2118.
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Are you interested in the First World War? Would you like to find out more about what was happening where you live during the First World War? Would you like to learn about how to investigate using archives and records? Have you got a story to share about your family and its role in the First World War? Do you like talking to others and discovering their stories?
Come along on Thursday 19 October anytime between 3 – 7pm at Melksham Library. Meet new people, learn new skills, work in a team and find out more about your local area.
If you would like to know more about life in Atworth, Broughton Gifford, Melksham, Melksham Without, Steeple Ashton, Bulkington, Keevil, Great Hinton, Poulshot, Semington and Seend during the First World War why not come along to meet members of the team?
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