Worcestershire Remembers at the Guildhall

2 August 2018 | Bethany Reynard

Meet the organisations who have been involved in the Worcestershire World War One Hundred programme for Worcestershire Remembers on Saturday 4 August, 10:00 till 16:00.

Free for all the family, the event will feature music from the Trench Choir, WWI craft activities in the Worcestershire World War One Hundred Bell Tent as well as readings from WWI letters.

Led by the Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, the Worcestershire World War One Hundred programme received one of the largest Heritage Lottery Fund Grants outside of London, and over the last four years has been commemorating the role Worcestershire played in World War One, telling the stories of Worcestershire people, their involvement with and personal legacy from the War. This event is an opportunity to find out more about what has happened to‐date as well as looking ahead to the final months of the programme.

Younger visitors can join in with poppy printing and making activities, for all expect displays from the home front exploring food production and the role of women in World War One to an online record of Worcestershire memorials currently featuring over 23,000 names, as well as objects and research telling stories of the men who fought from across the county.

In addition to the Trench Choir the day will also include poetry, readings and performances from concert hall recruiter Vesta Tilley or rather re‐enactor Claire Warboys.

During the day visitors will also be able to watch the recently re‐mastered The Battle of the Ancre and the Advance of the Tanks (1917), a little‐known masterpiece of British non‐fiction cinema which documents the autumn and winter stages of the Somme campaign on the Western Front. The film is accompanied by a specially commissioned score by Laura Rossi.

Worcestershire Remembers starts at 10am with the Trench Choir performing for approximately 30 mins from 10.30am before the event is formally opened by Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund Sir Peter Luff. The Trench Choir will return to perform at 12 noon, expect classics such as Tipperary, Pack up Your Troubles and Keep the Home Fires burning.

For the full schedule of events visit www.ww1worcestershire.co.uk