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The Coventry Story and the Cross of Nails

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Event Date:
Fri 12 Jul 2024 at 7:00 pm

Warminster Civic Centre
Sambourne Road,
BA12 8LB

𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑹𝒐𝒚𝒂𝒍 𝑩𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒔𝒉 𝑳𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑾𝒂𝒓𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒃𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒉 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐍𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐬

Told by Rev Martin Kirkbride
📆: Friday 12th July
⏰: Doors and bar open from 19:00, take seats at 19:15. Talk lasts approx. 2 hours, bar and raffle open during break
📍: Warminster Civic Centre (by Morrison’s)
🎫 Online tickets: £7.50 on (including 50p booking fee)
🎟 On the door tickets: £8.00 (subject to availability)
🌹 The Royal British Legion will receive all profits from ticket sales, on the night donations and via the raffle
ℹ️ Using video, story and music, the Coventry story is a virtual ‘son et lumière’. A journey that takes us from the 1940 Coventry, to a 2020 ‘reunion’ in Buenos Aries. *Some of the film clips are from original 1940 Luftwaffe aerial footage, 1940 Pathe News, and MOD 1982 footage.
The fast-moving route is via the downfall of Singapore, HMS Colossus, the destruction of Dresden, a child in Nagasaki, and a cross of nails that was raised from 300-foot below the South Atlantic waves by RN Clearance Divers. [That Cross of Nails recovered in 1982 is now carried by HMS Diamond.] As we transition a story spanning 80 years, we find peace, new hope, and a challenge to our own daily journey.
The Coventry Story and the Cross of Nails

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