Whitworth Town Council

Pack up your troubles

Whitworth residents will commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November.

A Field of Remembrance will be created in the Memorial Gardens to display poppies by children from local schools and groups.  Poppies will be attached to lamp posts throughout Whitworth and WW1 memorabilia will be displayed in the Riverside. 

An Evening Celebration in aid of the Royal British Legion will be held on Saturday 10 November at the Riverside. Entertainment includes readings by Charles Foster, First World War songs by Freda Farnworth and entertainment by the Swing Commanders. 

On Sunday 11 November, the Remembrance procession will gather at 10.20am at the corner of Tong Lane and arrive at the Memorial Gardens at 10.40am for the service to begin.  St Bartholomew’s Church will be open all day with a WW1 themed café and the bells will peal at 7.05pm in line with the national event “Battles over-ringing out for peace”.  At 7pm there will be the Lighting of the Beacon “A Nation’s Tribute” located temporarily on Brown Wardle.  Members of the public will be able to view the beacon from a safe distance at Lobden Golf Club.

Price and details to be confirmed, watch this space!

Pack up your Troubles
Date: Saturday 10th November 2018
Venue: The Riverside, Market Street, Whitworth OL12 8DP
£ 10.00