Kenilworth backs commemoration of war

World War One, Crawley
World War One, Crawley

Kenilworth is already throwing its weight behind plans to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

Activities and commemoration events are being planned across the district in the lead up to the summer.

And the ball is already rolling to make sure the town does not fall behind marking the year.

Cllr George Illingworth who is heading up plans on behalf of the town council, said a meeting is now due to start making plans.

And that the response has been “wonderful” from groups including the RBL, Churches Together, historians,Lions chairman Henry Woodgate, the history society, Civic Society, Chamber of Trace and town centre manager.

“It is wonderful to see such a cross section in the town,” he said. “It is still very early stages but we have a lot of groups on board with this.”

The groups will now meet and discuss how best to mark events throughout the year.

It is expected that main events will run in the summer to mark the outbreak of the war, and continue to remember key dates and events before commemorations for the next four years.