It is tremendous to see that The Western Front Way is now open. It is the route across Europe inspired by 2nd Lieut A.D. Gillespie, an old boy of Cargilfield, who wrote a series of letters home including some to the Headmaster of Winchester College, where he described his wish to see a memorial walk along the line of the Western Front. He wrote that he dreamed of a “long avenue between the lines from the Vosges to the sea… I would make a fine broad road in the ‘No Mans Land’ between the lines, with paths for pilgrims on foot and plant trees for shade.” He wrote that he wanted it to be “the most beautiful road in all the world”.
We welcomed Alexander Gillespie’s great nephew, the BBC journalist Tom Heap, to open our new astroturf in February which is name after his great uncle.
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