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Take part in Remembrance events, exhibitions and activities across Worcestershire

Posted  4 November 2015 in News  
By Kate Clements
Charlie Statham adds to the Poppy Wall of Remembrance at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

Exhibitions, trails and family activities are taking place at venues across Worcestershire as part of the Worcestershire World War One Hundred project on Remembrance Sunday, 8 November 2015 and Armistice Day, 11 November 2015.

Funded through Heritage Lottery Fund, Worcestershire World War One Hundred is one the largest programme of events across England commemorating the First World War. Involving cultural and heritage organisations county-wide, Worcestershire World War One Hundred is commemorating the role Worcestershire played in the First World War, telling the stories of how the Great War touched and changed the lives of Worcestershire people until 2018.

The following Remembrance events and activities are taking place across the county:

Experience war through the eyes of local people at The Hive. A selection of photographs and documents from the archives as well as objects donated by Worcestershire residents, telling the story of war on the home front is exhibited in display cases on the third floor at The Hive. The exhibition includes photographs, letters, posters and other documents about munitions, nursing and families’ stories.

Add your poppy and meet Joey the War Horse at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum. Visitors to the Museum are invited to add their poppy to the Poppy Wall in the activity space with their personal message of remembrance as part of the Museum’s ongoing commemoration of the First World War. Visitors to the activity space will also see Joey, the Museum’s WWI War Horse created by the Gallery technicians as this year’s act of Remembrance.

Follow the adventures of Cher Ami, the carrier pigeon who saved a Battalion at Avoncroft Museum. ‘Back in Blighty’: the First World War remembered at Avoncroft Museum examines the impact the First World War had on those on the home front. Visitors can follow the adventures of one special carrier pigeon, Cher Ami, who saved a battalion and was decorated for bravery in a special trail around the Museum.

Visit the interactive Wall of Remembrance at the Regimental Soldier Gallery. Alongside its regularly changing exhibition commemorating key battles for the Worcestershire Regiment throughout the First World War, visitors to the Regimental Soldier Gallery at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum can visit the interactive wall of Remembrance commemorating the soldiers who lost their lives in the war.

Join the services of Remembrance at Worcester Cathedral. On Sunday 8 November all are invited to the Service of Remembrance at 10am which will be followed by the Act of Remembrance outside at the War Memorial at 11am. At 6.30pm on 8 November the Cathedral will host the Requiem for Remembrance Day. On Armistice Day, 11 November, the Cathedral will lead the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial at 10.50am.

Find further information on the Worcestershire World War One Hundred Programme

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