5th November 2018

PROTECT: Spaces across the UK marking Armistice centenary

Over the course of the Centenary Fields Legacy campaign, in partnership with The Royal British Legion's 'Thank You' initiative, many of the spaces featured have been marking their inclusion by holding remembrance events on their day.

Events held have been diverse and have included: a Walk of Thanks at Grange Park in Old Coulsdon; unveiling of a Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone for Frederick Birks VC MM at Coronation Gardens in Buckley; display of a prototype of a new remembrance installation called 'Sacrifice' at Belper Memorial Gardens; and as recently as Sunday the unveiling of a new statue, entitled 'Lions of the Great War', as a new memorial to soldiers from the Indian sub-continent who served in the British armed forces.

As we approach Armistice Day on Sunday many spaces are taking the opportunity to unveil their Centenary Fields plaques alongside other remembrance activities. Listed below are just some of the events taking place on Centenary Fields on and in the run-up to Remembrance Day, in addition to the memorial events which will be taking place on spaces across the country.

Tuesday 6th November
  • The Old Steine, Brighton, East Sussex - Unveiling of the Centenary Fields plaque.

 

Wednesday 7th November
  • Ballyclare War Memorial Park, Ballyclare, Antrim - World War I remembrance event.
  • Herne Bay Memorial Park, Herne Bay, Kent - Dedication event and tree planting to honour Harry Wells VC.
  • Lilian Bland Community Park, Glengormley, Antrim - World War I remembrance event.
  • Whiteabbey Green War Memorial, Whiteabbey, Antrim - World War I remembrance event.
  • Ypres Park Memorial Gardens, Whiteabbey, Antrim - World War I remembrance event.

 

Thursday 8th November
  • Lidget Green, Bradford, West Yorkshire - Lidget Green Community Partnership remembrance event.

 

Friday 9th November
  • Avenham and Miller Parks, Preston, Lancashire - Unveiling of the Centenary Fields plaque and an interpretation board telling the story of the contributions of Sikh soldiers by Lord Shuttleworth.
  • Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff - Unveiling of the Centenary Fields plaque.

 

Saturday 10th November
  • Centenary Paddock, Countesthorpe, Leicestershire - Unveiling of the Centenary Fields plaque, rededication of the town War Memorial and hoisting of a World War I commemorative plaque.
  • Llanmaes Playing Field, Llanmaes, Vale of Glamorgan - Unveiling of the Centenary Fields plaque and launch of the Memorial Garden.
  • Rutland Remembers, Oakham, Rutland - Unveiling of the Centenary Fields plaque by the Lord Lieutenant of Rutland.
  • Snoxhall Fields Centenary Garden, Cranleigh, Surrey - Formal opening of the space as a Centenary Garden.
  • Willenhall Memorial Park, Walsall, West Midlands - Unveiling of the Centenary Fields plaque and performance of “A Solider’s Tale”.
  • Y Cefndon, Hirwaun, Rhondda Cynon Taff - Unveiling of the Centenary Fields plaque.
  • Yr Eithin, Penderyn, Rhondda Cynon Taff - Unveiling of the Centenary Fields plaque.

 

Sunday 11th November
  • Brisley Memorial Field, Brisley, Norfolk - Remembrance event to mark protection of the space.
  • Coulsdon Memorial Ground, Coulsdon, Greater London - Unveiling of the Centenary Fields plaque.
  • Frieze Hill Community Orchard, Taunton, Somerset - World War I centenary tree planting day.
  • Hersham Memorial Garden, Hersham, Surrey - World War I centenary event.
  • Kestor Lane Recreation Ground, Longridge, Lancashire - Unveiling of the Centenary Fields plaque.
  • Roding Lane Sports Ground, Wanstead, Greater London - Memorial event for players from Wanstead RFC who fell during World War I.
  • Victoria Embankment, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire - Remembrance event called "Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute" from 6.30pm to 10pm.

 

If you are holding an event on your Centenary Field this week and would like it listed here, please get in touch by emailing centenaryfields@fieldsintrust.org.

 


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