Northampton World War 1 Heritage Day Tour
****CHARITY EVENT FOR ABF THE SOLDIERS' CHARITY**
ABF The Soldiers' Charity - The National Charity of the British Army. Here for soldiers, veterans, and their immediate families, for life.
This event is for over 12s only - No refunds will be issued for under 12s.
A full day tour of the World War 1 heritage sites of Northampton. Included in this coach tour will be visits to Abington Park & Museum (hear the story of Sgt William Boulter and how he won his Victoria Cross on the Somme), Abington Square War Memorial (learn about Saints rugby player Edgar Mobbs), Towcester Road Cemetery (discover the story of the soldiers buried there), Walter Tull Memorial at Sixfields (one of the first black officers in the British Army and a famous Cobblers player), Northamptonshire County Cricket Club (hear about the players that were killed in the Great War), the Taylor Memorial Building (built by his parents in memory of their son who was killed on the Somme), the Northampton hospitals that cared for the wounded, the Racecourse (Welsh Division base). We will also visit the site of a German Prisoner of War camp at Eastcote, near Towcester and learn how 4,500 POW's were held in captivity.
The tour will also include a short 30 minute wander around the Town Centre points of interest including the Cenotaph in Wood Hill, All Saints Church, the Market Square and The Guildhall. All of these places have fascinating stories waiting to be told.
The tour will start and end at Abington Park Museum, beginning at 9am and ending around 5pm. Time for lunch in the Town Centre is allowed but the cost of lunch is not included.
We will be travelling in comfort provided by Collingtree Coaches.
The profit from ticket sales will be donated to ABF The Soldiers' Charity.
The tour guide is Terry Whenham, who is a volunteer fundraiser for the charity and operates his own battlefield tour company, Terry's Tours: