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Highworth Remembers

A series of events paying tribute to the people of Highworth and surrounding areas who gave their lives in the Great War
Highworth Community Centre, The Dormers, Highworth
Sunday 03 May - Saturday 16 May 2015
The Western Front Association and the Highworth Historical Society have come together to organise a series of events providing an entertaining, educational and fitting tribute to those people of Highworth and the surrounding area who gave their lives during WW1.
Rex Warneford

Graf Zeppelin:
brought down by
Lt. Rex Warneford
One of the notable tributes will be for Victoria Cross winner Rex Warneford who shot down a Graf Zeppelin over Brussels in 1915. The first man to ever do so from an airplane.
A replica of his Morane Saulnier plane will be available to view in the main hall of Highworth Community Centre, and there will be also be a 60-minute talk on the action that won the VC for Rex.
The Morane Saulnier Parasol Type L Replica
The full calendar of events is below.
Highworth Remembers Schedule
Sunday 3rd May 2015
10.15am - Rededication of the War Memorial at St Michael's Church
2.00pm - 3.00pm Lecture: Building the Morane Saulnier replica
4.00pm - 5.00pm Lecture: Warneford and the Zeppelin
Monday 4th May 2015
10.00am - 4.00pm Aeroplane Display and Exhibition - FREE ENTRY
10.00am - 4.00pm Research your WW1 ancestors - FREE ENTRY
Tuesday 5th May 2015
7.30pm - 9.00pm Lecture: Mistaken Gallantry - The Medical VCs of WW1 - FREE ENTRY
Thursday 7th May 2015
7.30pm - 9.00pm Lecture: Vera Brittain and The Great War - FREE ENTRY
Saturday 9th May 2015
10.00am - 1.00pm Aeroplane Display and Exhibition - FREE ENTRY
2.00pm - 3.30pm Lecture: Trench Experience (Children's version)
7.00pm - 9.00pm Lecture: Trench Experience (Adult version)
Sunday 10th May
2.00pm - 5.00pm Aeroplane Display and Exhibition - FREE ENTRY
Tuesday 12th May
7.30pm - 9.00pm Lecture: Chiseldon Camp - FREE ENTRY
Thursday 14th May
7.30pm - 9.00pm Lecture: Digging the Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western Front - FREE ENTRY
Saturday 16th May
2.00pm - 3.00pm Lecture: Building the Morane Saulnier replica
4.00pm - 5.00pm Lecture: Warneford and the Zeppelin
7.30pm - 9.30pm Concert of Remembrance
Tickets: Admission to the Aeroplane Display and Exhibition is FREE. Tickets for the paid lectures are available from The Lighthouse Bookshop, High Street, Highworth. 
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