Scouts extend invitation to war memorial dedication ceremony

War memorial in Bradley Stoke.

As most of you will already know, the 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group and Willow Brook Centre successfully completed a long-term project to create a war memorial for our town, which was installed earlier this year in the town square.

We are now very proud to invite you all to attend the official memorial dedication ceremony and our very first remembrance parade on Saturday 2nd August. The date was chosen to be close to the centenary of the First World War, so that our young people can feel part of the national commemorations for this historic event. We have also been working closely with our local Royal British Legion (Stoke Gifford and Bradley Stoke branch) who have been very supportive with the planning for the ceremony.

Our main aim for creating the memorial was to actively involve our young people in remembrance, so we have also invited all our local uniformed youth organisations to join us. It’s not too late to contact us if you are part of a group that would like to parade (please contact

The uniformed parade will be leaving the Jubilee Centre at 10.15am (please note there will be NO PARKING at the Jubilee Centre – please use the Willow Brook Centre) and the ceremony will be from 10.30am-11.30am in the town square.

Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Gloucestershire, Dame Janet Trotter, has kindly agreed to attend and help us dedicate the war memorial.

We very much look forward to seeing you at this special event.

This article originally appeared in the July 2014 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,450 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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