Remembrance Day ceremony at the Bordighera British Cemetery takes place
Thursday 10th November 2011 at 10.30am. For details of other cermonies
on the Cote d'azur contact Commander Healey at the
Nice-Monaco branch of the Royal British Legion.
Featured Video - Bordighera British
Cemetery 90th anniversary Remembrance Day
November 11th 2008
was the 90th anniversary of the end of World War 1, the
so-called 'Great War' and 'The war to end all wars.' Since then
millions more soldiers have scarificed their lives in conflicts
around the world. This video report records the 90th anniversary
ceremony at the Bordighera British Cemetery on the Italian
Riviera. Many casualties of WWI were sent to convalesce at the
British Hospital in Bordighera, and many of those buried in the
cemetery died after hostilities ended, succumbing to the Spanish
flu epidemic. The Rev. Douglas Bean, Chaplain of St. John's
Anglican Church in Menton conducted the ceremony. For info on
how to donate to the
Riviera British Legion Poppy Appeal,
click on the picture of WWI veteran Harry Patch above. Harry was
the last surviving British veteran of WWI. He passed away 25 Jul
09 at the age of 111.
Remembrance Day 2010 on the Riviera
RLTV 13 Nov
a thunderstorm, the Bordighera British Cemetery Remembrance Day
ceremony went ahead Wednesday 10th November at 10.45am, although
attendence was diminished. Instead of the usual service at the
cemetery's monument, it was held in the chapel of the adjacent
public cemetery and conducted by Rev. Derek Newport who is
presiding over St. John's Anglican Church in Menton. The
Anglican church is currently closed due to collateral damage
from a neighbouring building development. Rev. Newport told
RivieraLife.tv that St. John's will likely be closed for 5
months and from Sunday 14 Nov 10, Sunday services will take
St. Roch Chapel on Place Saint Roch,
Menton. Commander Michael Healy MBE, Chairman of the
Nice - Monaco Branch of the Royal British Legion attended and
lay a wreath alongside representatives from the International
communities including the Anglo-Ligurian Association, British
Association Menton, Italian Forces, local police and Bordighera council officials. Commander Healy pointed out that
this year is the 90th anniversary of the exhumation and reburial
of the unknown soldiers in Britain, France and other World War I
nations. Commander Healy went on to represent the Royal British
Legion at Remembrance Day ceremonies in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Nice
and Antibes Thursday 11 Nov 10.
Remembrance Ceremony is organised by the Anglo-Ligurian Association.
Contact Barbara Corry VP +39 0184 38450
Anglican church closed after worksite incident
nicematin.com 26 Oct 10
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church on Avenue Carnot in
Menton dating from 1867 has been shut down after a partial
landslide. A notice reads "Danger, no access!" The cause of
this closure: a work incident that took place on the site
behind the building. It is, more precisely, the annex
building that was hit. As a precaution, officials of the
church chose to close it to the public. The adjacent site
which now has a pool of water from this incident, is a 58
unit build with underground garages and a budget of €8.3
million. The architect of the site says that work is under
way to stabilise the site.
Remembrance Day services -Armistice
Day was commemorated across France Thursday 11th
November 2010. In Nice there was a Mass at 10 o’clock
Thursday morning at Saint-Réparate Cathedral, and an
official ceremony began at 3.30 pm at the War Memorial.
The Promenade des Anglais was closed between Nice Port
and Avenue Gambetta. An official reception followed at
the Palais Prefectoral at 5.30 pm. Nice Mayor Christian
Estrosi, Prefect Francis Lamy, President of the Conseil
Gerneral Eric Ciotti and the regional head of the Armed
Forces Jean-Paul Mochin lead the events to mark the 92nd
anniversary of the end of World War One. The ceremony at
the War Memorial took place in the afternoon as Nice
Mayor Christian Estrosi attended the Paris ceremony
Thursday morning at the tomb of the unknown soldier at
the Arc de Triomphe, in his capacity as a Minister (Industry)
in President Nicholas Sarkozy's government.
This archive clip
from 1920 shows the Nice War Memorial soon after its
construction, and other period scenes from Nice, La
Turbie & Monaco.
On the 70th
anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, the Forces
Dame Vera Lynn
topped the UK album charts and re-issued her autobiography
On Friday 18th September Dame Vera, a regular visitor to the
Cote d'Azur, was guest of honour at Heidi's English
in Antibes, where she signed almost 100 copies of her memoir.
produced this video report for RivieraLife.tv.
The 65th anniversary of
the liberation of the South of France from Nazi occupation by allied
forces was celebrated August 09 in Cavalaire-sur-Mer. The 'Glorious
G.I.s' from the U.S. were aided by Canadian, British and French
Resistance forces. Originally called Operation Anvil, the landings were
re-named Operation Dragoon. RivieraLife.tv's
David Rowe reports on this lesser known but significant episode of World
of the Riviera
with the Actors Abroad
Old Time Music
Directed by Liz Morgan
it is 'an
extraordinary extravaganza with artistes brought at great
expense' to the Antibea Theatre. Sponsored by Events
this nostalgia fest starred Liz Morgan,
and maestro Stuart Barham.
Watch our video report on this truly magniloquent musical.
Buzz Aldrin was guest of honour at a garden party hosted by the Prince
Albert II of Monaco Foundation in July. On the 40th anniversary of his
pioneering mission to the moon, Aldrin whose lunar landing vehicle was
called 'The Eagle', helped to celebrate an exhibition of Eagle
sculptures around Monaco, organised by Eco Art International to benefit
Prince Albert II's environmental projects.
RivieraLife.tv was there, check out our video report.