On 10 November, Pittville History Works organised a short ceremony of remembrance at Pittville Gates for the forty Pittville servicemen who lost their lives in the First World War. Afterwards, eight of us – members of the Friends and of the History Works group – formed a Pittville contingent in the “Cheltenham Remembers” commemorative march, each carrying the name and photograph of one of the Pittville residents who died in the conflict.  At Sandford Park we joined over 1,000 others to march through the town centre to Montpellier Gardens, representing the 1,279 servicemen and women listed on Cheltenham’s war memorial.

For more information about the Pittville residents who lost their lives in the conflict, click here.