Chertsey Town War Memorial unveiling ceremony on 30 October 1921.
Image courtesy of Chertsey Museum.

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Ceremony on 30 October to mark the centenary of the Chertsey Town War Memorial

The Chertsey Town War Memorial was unveiled 100 years ago on 30 October 1921. All are welcome to attend a short ceremony to mark this centenary at the memorial outside St Peter’s Church in Windsor Street on Saturday 30 October at 3pm. The event will include aspects of the original unveiling ceremony and the placing… Continue reading Ceremony on 30 October to mark the centenary of the Chertsey Town War Memorial

The Chertsey Town War Memorial: More than two years of wrangling

Public memorials and statues invariably attract controversy. This can occur during the planning and fundraising stages, when they are unveiled, or, as witnessed recently, when attitudes change, and the commemoration of certain people or events are no longer deemed acceptable. Following more than two years of wrangling, the Chertsey Town War Memorial was unveiled on… Continue reading The Chertsey Town War Memorial: More than two years of wrangling

From Chertsey to Gallipoli

This year is the 40th anniversary of the release of Peter Weir’s poignant feature film ‘Gallipoli’ starring Mel Gibson and Mark Evans. The film tells the story of two fictional Australian soldiers who are sent with thousands of others from Australia and New Zealand to the Gallipoli peninsula, then part of the Ottoman Empire. In… Continue reading From Chertsey to Gallipoli