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Hampshire County Council marks the Armistice Centenary

By West Meon Webmaster West Meon Parish Council

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

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There will be a range of county wide public events with a special programme of events up until the end of November to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One.

The County Council’s programme of World War One centenary events includes: 
• 9th November - a spectacular projection of cascading poppies on the Great Hall, Winchester (6 - 10pm) to commemorate the end of World War One • 10th November - a concert of 20th century wartime and swing tunes at the Royal Victoria Country Park Chapel, Netley, (formerly the Royal Military Hospital), (3pm and 7pm) featuring young musicians and singers from the Hampshire Music Service
• 12th November - a royal visit by the Countess of Wessex to Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley, to officially open the restored Chapel
• 17th November - a Peace and Reconciliation Concert at Romsey Abbey, featuring the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra accompanying a choir of young people from Giessen, Germany  
• October/November – a programme of exhibitions and talks in local libraries and discovery centres, including displays of handmade poppies and ‘Tommy silhouettes’ which depict the shadows of soldiers left absent in the wake of the war 
• A 100-word writing competition for children and adults on a WW1 theme, winning entries to be published in a booklet.  

In addition, Councillor Perry, as Leader of the County Council, along with other County Council representatives, will be attending the special Service of Remembrance at Winchester Cathedral on Sunday, 11th November at 10 am, and the Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, that evening. 

To view the full programme of events and other commemoration information please click here

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