Centenary of the end of WW1 commemorated at Winchester roundabout

Centenary of the end of WW1 commemorated at Winchester roundabout

A stunning floral arrangement on the Bar End Road roundabout, the southern gateway into the city, has been commissioned by Winchester City Council to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War One.

The Conservative leader of the council, Cllr Caroline Horrill, and the portfolio holder for environment, Cllr Jan Warwick were joined by members of The Royal British Legion to unveil the tribute which will remain in place until Remembrance Day on 11 November 2018.

A similar display was installed in the summer of 2014 to mark the start of the four year remembrance period and the Council has chosen to echo this event with the new display.

Cllr Jan Warwick, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said:

“Our district has an important military past and strong links to the military endure today.

“This administration has committed to commemorating the centenary of WW1 over four years, looking to allow as many communities as possible opportunities to reflect on the impact of the Great War. Box 459, a touring light installation has been placed outside the cathedral and Abbey House, overlooking Morn Hill at the planetarium, in Wickham and also in Hyde.

“We have also supported the Fields of Battle exhibition in the cathedral’s Outer Close.

“In the spirit of remembering all those who served and lost their lives locally in the conflict of 1914-18 this is an important enhancement to the area. We are keen to pay our respects to all those who served during World War One throughout the District and beyond.”