4.11.10 BBC Radio 4 Today programme ‘Forgotten heroes’ features Worcester’s Gheluvelt Memorial

The BBC, including Radio 4′s Today programme, has featured the Gheluvelt Memorial in Worcester, reporter Phil Mackie visited the project and described the new installation:

‘The memorial is striking. A small circle of grass, which has been sown with poppy seeds, is surrounded by rusty metal panels. The height of each represents the death toll in a two month period during the war. October 1914, when Gheluvelt was fought, is dwarfed by nearly every other one. That is probably why so few people outside Worcester and Belgium have heard of it. But this memorial is testament to the renewed interest in the stories of those who fought and died nearly 100 years ago’.

To view the full article go to: BBC Radio 4 TODAY: Forgotten heroes