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Première Of Circle Eight’s Film Guildford In The Great War

Published on: 6 Jul, 2014
Updated on: 13 Jul, 2014

The Circle Eight film group is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a première screening of its new documentary Guildford In The Great War, at the Electric Theatre on Saturday, July 19.

It promises to be a memorable evening, as, along with the eagerly awaited new film, there will be a supporting programme marking Circle Eight’s golden anniversary.

Guildford In The Great War is narrated by acclaimed historian and borough remembrancer Matthew Alexander. The film makers have been to military cemeteries in France, tracing men from Guildford who fought and died during the First World War.

It also focuses on what Guildford was like in the period 1914-18 while the ‘war to end all wars’ was being fought in many parts of the world. Indeed, the war came to Guildford itself. The story of the infamous raid by a German Zeppelin airship that dropped bombs on St Catherine’s Village in 1915 is featured in the film along with lots of other fascinating local facts and images from the time.

The film’s first showing is timed to be as close as possible to the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, that will be marked in Guildford and across the UK on August 4.

Tickets are available now at £10 (plus booking fee) from the Electric Theatre box office on 01483 444789, or online at

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