Sunday 3rd August - Service of Reflection in Pershore Abbey 

This low-key service has been organised by the 3 Churches together with Pershore Town Council on the eve of the beginning of the Centenary of WW1.  It will be an opportunity for the people of Pershore to pay their respects and quietly reflect. It is open to all and will be held without ceremony (no Veteran Standards etc).

If you require further information please contact Mrs Ann Dobbins, Town Clerk - 01386 561561


Monday 4th August - Royal British Legion Commemorative Parade, Pershore


The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire Mr William-Thomas, the Mayor & Mayoress of Pershore, The chairman of Worcestershire County Council, the Chairman of Wychavon District Council and other Civic Leaders will be among the guests present at this special service on Monday 4th August - exactly 100 years since the First World War began.

The Pershore & District Branch Royal British Legion will be joined by the Royal Naval Association, Worcester & Sherwood Foresters Association, local Cadet forces and Pershore High School to take part in this Commemoration which will be led by Mark Jennings, RBL Padre.

During the service, the winner of the recent Pershore Remembrance Poetry Competition Bethany Ireland age 14 from Pershore High School will be reading her poem before the names of the Town's Roll of Honour of 101 Fallen men are read out by Lt Cmdr Charles Hamlin, President of Pershore RNA before the Royal British Legion flag is raised on the Town's flagpole.  

The flag will fly throughout the month of August as a mark of respect and a gentle daily reminder of the beginning of the Centenary of the First World War. During the same period, the Town Council will fly the Union flag from the Town Hall and the Royal Naval Association will do likewise from Pershore Naval Social Club.

The event takes place at 1.30 p.m. and a Road Closure Order has been obtained on Broad Street from 1.30 - 2.30 p.m.

People are urged to avoid parking in Broad Street during this period as the street will be barricaded off.

Evesham Hospital Radio are kindly providing PA equipment so that the Service can be heard from the pavements each side of the Street.

 Broad Street has always been traditionally used for Military parades over the last 100 years including the 1919 Peace Day parade.  Photographs of this are in local Pershore books and on the new website at

If you require further information, please contact Ken Tallis, Pershore & District RBL Branch Chairman or Trudy Burge