Commemorating the First World War

Major local, national and global commemorations marking the centenary of the First World War, commencing in 2014 and culminating on Armistice Day 2018, will focus on the millions of people affected both as combatants and on the home front.

Woking and the First World War

Woking Borough is planning a series of thought-provoking events and projects to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. More details will be posted here as and when they become available.

One project already underway is the restoration of the Muslim Burial Ground on Horsell Common. This unique Grade II listed building was built in 1917 by architect T.H. Winney and local firm, Ashby & Horner Ltd for the burial of Muslim soldiers who fell during the First and Second World Wars.

Once complete, the site will be used as a garden of peace and remembrance, in time for the centenary commemoration ceremonies. It will also act as a future heritage site for those living or visiting Woking.

Events and activities

Between 2014 and 2018, many local and national events and activities will commemorate the Great War. To find out what's happening near you, please visit the Celebrate Woking website or the national website.

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