The Bath Blitz Memorial Service
Haycombe Cemetary Rememberance Day Service
An annual service on each Remembeance Day, 11th November is held in Haycombe Cemetary whatever the weather. The service is always well attended.
Below the Cross of Rememberance are the war graves, commemorating those who gave their lives during the conflicts. Haycombe Cemetary also has a tempettio possibly one of only two in the country - a small temple shaped building, built to house a Book of Rememberance.
Annual Dedication of the Field of Rememberance
The annual Dedication of the Field of Remembrance ceremony organised by the Royal British Legion Bath Branch, takes place outside Bath Abbey.
It sees war veterans, serving armed forces personnel and church leaders come together to remember those who lost their lives. They take it in turns to lay small wooden crosses and poppies in the cross-shaped patch of lawn at the Abbey Church Yard.
Annual Remembrance Day Service & Parade
Each year Downside’s Somerset Bagpipers lead the Bath Remembrance Day Parade, followed by War Veterans and representatives from the Military and other groups.
Downside’s Somerset Bagpipers were under a relaunch programme in 2016 and did not attend the parade. 2016 saw the parade led by the band of the 93 Air Cadet Band. 93 Squadron has a proud history of music and is one of the few squadrons with a full band, with a set of its own instruments.
World Heritage Weekend 2012
The armoured ranks of the Ermine Street Guard invaded almost 2,000 years since the Roman Conquest of Britain.
The world famous Ermine Street Guard set up camp in front of the Royal Crescent in the grounds of The Royal Victoria Park, Bath for World Heritage Weekend.
The Ermine Street Guard are the country’s leading Roman re-enactment group and where could be better to see them than at one of Roman Britain’s greatest cities?! Dressed head to toe in authentic armour and armed ready for battle, the Guard put on a brilliant display.
They set the clock back to an age of invading legions, cut throat centurions and the all conquering Roman Empire. The Guard transported visitors back in time to ancient ‘ Aquæ Sulis ’, as Bath was known to the Romans, as their colourful legion demonstrated the combat skills, battle tactics and artillery power which made the Roman army such a formidable fighting force.
Alongside displays of army tactics and skill, visitors were able to explore the encampment and talk to the mighty imperial roman army about life on the road.
They explained all about the food they ate, the way they wrote and the tools they used – all in this iconic setting.
World Heritage Weekend 2013
Bath & North East Somerset Council, in partnership with Bath Preservation Trust, celebrated 26 years of Bath’s World Heritage Site status.
The World Heritage Day event featured activities for the whole family to enjoy in Royal Victoria Park, below the Royal Crescent.
18th Century re-enactments took place with Pulteney’s 13th Regiment of Foot.
The small regimental camp showed examples of camp life such as changing the guard and kit inspections.
The regiment was one of nine regiments of foot raised by James II when he expanded the size of the army in response to the Monmouth Rebellion. On 20th June 1685, Theophilus Hastings, 7th Earl of Huntingdon was issued with a warrant authorising him to raise a regiment and accordingly the Earl of Huntingdon's Regiment of Foot was formed.
Eventually, this regiment became the Somerset Light Infantry. It also has Pulteney Street and Pulteney Bridge named after its founder.
World Heritage Weekend 2015
World Heritage Weekend 2017
Jane Austen Festival in Bath
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