100 years ago the First World War ended, and a new world began. The example and experience of those who lived through it shaped the world we live in today. In 2018 The Royal British Legion is leading the nation in saying Thank You to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world. More than one million Service men and women gave their lives in the First World War so that future generations could live theirs. You can pay your respects at a local event, find amazing stories and information online at www.britishlegion.org.uk and thank those who served, sacrificed and changed our world.
Here are just some of the events taking place locally:
Ross-on-Wye Remembrance Service 2018
10.45am Act of Remembrance at the Prospect, followed by
11.15am Remembrance Service in St Mary’s
Ross-on-Wye ‘Battle’s Over’ Commemoration 11 November
The Prospect, Ross-On-Wye
18.00 Concert with Allegra Ladies’ Choir
The Allegra Ladies Choir from Newport will give a short concert in the church.
18.35 Walk to the Prospect
The piper leads the people to the Prospect with the traditional lament played at the end of battle, Battle’s O’er.
18.50 Introduction and Prayer for Peace
The Reverend Simon Tarlton, Curate of St Mary’s.
18.55 The Last Post
We join over 1000 individual Buglers at WW1 Beacons of Light locations across the Nation and UK Overseas Territories in sounding this historic tribute.
19.00 WW1 Beacons of Light
Deputy Lieutenant of Herefordshire, the Reverend Prebendary Kay Garlick will light the beacon as over 1000 Beacons of Light symbolise an end to the darkness of war and a return to the light of peace.
19.03 Cake Cutting
The Mayor, Councillor Harry Bramer, will cut a celebration cake.
19.05 A Cry for Peace around the World
Over 100 Town Criers throughout the United Kingdom and abroad join together in an International Cry for Peace around the World.
Whitchurch and Ganarew commemorations
Whitchurch and Ganarew Memorial Hall, 10th – 11th November
Whitchurch and Ganarew are commemorating the end of World War 1 with several events over the weekend of 10th and 11th November 2018. These events will give something to the inquisitive, the musical, the foodies, the historians, the sociable and those who just wish to remember. More than a year has gone into the planning and execution of this weekend so please try to pop along and support.
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 1pm
Cakes on sale made to WW1 recipes
“Beaujoladies” sing WW1 songs on Saturday from 2.30 – 3pm and 3.30 – 4pm
The World War 1 café will have a variety of offerings all made to granny Dot’s recipes (she was a local lass as you will see). They have been carefully chosen to be the most interesting and tasty but different to today.
EXHIBITION: “On the home front”