Monday, October 8, 2018
THE STEAM Museum will resound to the well-known tunes of 100 years ago at a WW1 commemoration this Wednesday October 10 opening at 11.00am.
Children from local schools and older people who attend the Golden-Oldies Charity Sing & Smile sessions across the town will remember the sacrifice of so many.
The Goldies Charity reaches out to older isolated people through its popular daytime Sing & Smile sessions across England and Wales. With the support of Swindon Borough Council there are 10 weekly sessions in sheltered housing community rooms which have been running for the last nine years. The charity also has an award-winning schools intergenerational programme which engages with primary school children. This year it is based on the popular songs of WW1.
In September ‘Goldies’ celebrated the news that they had WON the Education Category of this year’s prestigious National Lottery Awards.
The Mayor of Swindon, Cllr Junab Ali, will open the day at 11.00am with performances during the day of 100 years ago ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’, ‘It’s A Long Way To Tipperary’ and ‘Keep The Home Fires Burning’.
On Sunday November 11 this year the nation will commemorate the end of the First World War in 1918.