Friends of the Wembdon Road Cemetery
Bridgwater, Somerset
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Apart from all the hard work the Friends achieve they also enjoy organising a small number of events each year. These events provide a social venue for the members themselves and also help to raise the profile of cemetery and the work of all the volunteers. These events also give us a platform to invite and meet others who might take an interest in the cemetery and become members. These Events are open to everyone to attend and there is sometimes a retiring collection at the end of proceedings. There are records of other events in our members section.

Upcoming events include:
First World War Centenary Commemoration and Rededication
11.00, 7 September 2018, in the cemetery

The Friends of the Wembdon Road Cemetery will be rededicating four recently restored memorials of First World War servicemen, on Friday 7 September at 11.00. This will be held to commemorate a hundred years since the end of the war in 1918. There is a total of 56 First World War related memorials in the cemetery; 28 are of men buried in the cemetery itself, maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. A further 28, of which these four are included, remember Bridgwater men buried on the battlefields where they were killed, whose names were added to their family gravestones. Representatives of the Town Council, District Council, St Mary's Church and various other groups will be attending. Members of the public are encouraged to come along to see the work and to mark their respects. Refreshments will be offered afterwards. The Friends are also extending a special invite to any relatives of Charles Edward Bond (1888-1818), who served in one of the very first tanks. Charles died on 10 September 1918, almost a hundred years, minus three days, from the date of the remembrance service.

Annual General Meeting 2019

Date and Time to be arranged, usually held in the Mayor's Parlour, Bridgwater Town Hall (entrance via the Town Clerk's Office).

How to find the Cemetery
A map to show you the location of the Wembdon Road Cemetery can be found here.

Past Events

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