CWGC Newsletter

A monthly newsletter from our colleagues at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Welcome to the CWGC’s latest newsletter.

Walking our War Graves: the Western Front • Heritage Open Days • Great Britain • France • Belgium
Walking Our War Graves: The Western Front – Register Now!
Although you still might not be able to travel to visit CWGC sites worldwide, join us between 13 September and 13 October 2021 for a walking challenge that will get you active and give you the chance to glimpse our iconic sites across the Western Front.

Add up the distance of your steps on your daily dog walk, runs, bike rides or even horse rides from the comfort of your own home, to cover 125km over the course of a month and be taken on an interactive journey along the Western Front with the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation.

You can complete this challenge from anywhere in the world and see your virtual progress along the Western Front via your own online map. The route will take you from the Thiepval Memorial in France, following the battlefields and CWGC cemeteries and memorials on the Western Front, finishing at the iconic Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Along the way you will have access to exclusive content to learn more about our sites and the individuals commemorated there.

So get active and join us this September and help keep the stories of those who died in the two World Wars alive.

Register Now
This September, we will also be running a series of Open Days in partnership with Heritage Open Days. Whether your local CWGC site is in Great Britain, France or Belgium, find out more about events near you below.
Open Days – Great Britain

We’ve created a number of Open Days and tours across England, Scotland and Wales, and you can join us to find out more about our work and the men and women we commemorate across Great Britain.

European Heritage Days – France

For those based in France, join us at the CWGC Experience in Beaurains or the Faubourg D’Amiens cemetery in Arras to witness demonstrations by our master craftsmen and learn more about how we maintain our historic sites of remembrance. We will also be hosting talks by historians MM Merckel and ML Wiart where you can learn more about those we commemorate.

European Heritage Days – Belgium

Tyne Cot Cemetery is the largest CWGC cemetery in the world, and you can join us to learn the stories of all the many different nationalities we commemorate here and around the world. We will also be running new sensory tours, developed for the blind and partially sighted in partnership with Love & Light. Lose yourself in the history, stories, horticulture and architecture of Tyne Cot Cemetery.

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