Doncaster Remembers

Doncaster is set to come together to pay their respects to servicemen and women at Remembrance events across the borough this week.

Exhibitions, concerts and poppy displays will be taking place throughout the week leading up to Sunday 11 November when residents are also invited to join Remembrance Sunday Services.

Councillor Paul Wray, Armed Forces Champion, said: “I would encourage everyone to join in the events, whether they are in the town centre or their local community.

"They are an important opportunity to commemorate the servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much in the World Wars and other conflicts and of course, this year also marks the centenary of the end of the First World War.

“So please, come along and pay your respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and remember the fallen soldiers along with those who are serving today.”

Please see the following list of some of the events taking place. Please let us know of any further Remembrance events by contacting communications@doncaster.gov.uk

St Peter’s Church, Conisbrough

St. Peter’s Church Conisbrough will be lighting up a display of poppies running down the Church Tower. Inside the church there is a display of poppies running from the east window flowing over the alter. Every night 6pm from Friday 26 October onwards.

Fishlake St Cuthbert Remembers  

Fishlake St Cuthbert is holding an exhibition of WWI images, poems and some artefacts as part of their Remembrance event. The Church will be decorated with hand-knitted poppies, at least 2,500.

St Cuthbert’s Church is open daily and the Remembrance event displays will remain throughout November

There But Not There Unveiling 
Ashworth Barracks Museum, Cedar Road, Doncaster
Sunday 4 November, 10.45-11.15am

4th November marks the 100th Anniversary of the last battle of WWI. The museum will be unveiling their There But Not There sculpture as an installation for the fallen. Members of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars will be parading as will other local veterans from many regiments. Visitors of all ages are welcome to join the event, remembering those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

Thorne Remembers
St Nicholas Parish Church, Thorne
Friday  9 November (10am – 4pm)/10th (10am – 4pm) / 11th (1pm  4pm)

A Community Remembrance to mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I.

Forces Lunch 
Castle Park
Saturday 10 November from 12 noon

The event includes a full roast dinner, complimentary tea and coffee. Also, live entertainment from Lorrie Brown - a salute to Vera Lynn tribute act.

Admission is £12.95 and to book call 01302 831388. 

Doncaster Choral Society commemorates the Armistice of 1918
Cast
Saturday 10 November (7.30pm)

Doncaster Choral Society commemorates the Armistice of 1918 with a concert including the much-loved "The Armed Man"- A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins featuring the National Festival Orchestra and a top line-up of soloists. Simon Lindly conducts an evening of music of remembrance. 

For ticket and booking details visit Lest we forget 

Sunday 11 November

Remembrance Observances – town centre

  • Service of Remembrance – War Memorial on Bennetthorpe (10.45am)
  • Parade to the Minster of St.George (11.15am)
  • The parade arrives at the Minster of St. George where there will be a Service of Remembrance (11.45am)

Service and Act of Remembrance

Parish Church, Warmsworth

10am – 11.30am

  • A short service in the Parish Church is followed by the procession with the Scouts to the War Memorial commemorating those who died in the First and Second World Wars from the parish.

World War I Centenary Commemoration Event

Armthorpe Community Centre

6.30pm – 10pm

  • Armthorpe Parish Council presents Battle’s Over, A Nation’s Tribute – Join the National Commemoration marking 100 years since the end of World War I. Lighting of WW1 Beacon of Light at 7pm. From 7.15pm Markham Main Band, dancing, displays of war memorabilia etc.

Projection of poppy display on the Mansion House 

7pm

In special remembrance to the First World War (1914 – 1918), Doncaster will also be holding a tribute of respect. As the national tribute of beacon lighting to commemorate this special anniversary gets underway across the country, Doncaster will have a projected falling poppy display onto the Mansion House. At 7pm, in line with the national memorial, a lone member will play "The Last Post” in front of the building.

Remembrance Sunday Service

St Aidan’s Church, Wheatley Hills with Intake

10am – 11am

Remembrance Sunday Service

St Peter’s Church, Conisbrough

9.30am

Remembrance Sunday Service

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Barnby Dun

10.15am

Remembrance Sunday Poppy Display

Sandall Park

11am – 12noon

Cascading poppy display on the Boat Garden

Remembrance Sunday - Mexborough

Lone piper Bob Green will play in Castle Hills Park, off Doncaster Road at 5.40am, before parading to the war memorial in the park to perform the traditional Scottish lament "Battle O'er" at 6am.

Later that morning, gather in the car park alongside Mexborough Police Station near the New Surgery in time for the parade at 10.20am towards the Castle Hills War Memorial on Doncaster Road. 

The public are also invited to attend at the war memorial for the service of commemoration, just before 11am. 

Remembrance Sunday - Burghwallis 

12noon – 12.30pm meet at The Burghwallis pub

12.45pm - parade to the War Memorial

1pm - Service at the War Memorial

Evening Event

Meet in The Burghwallis car park around 6.30pm – 6.45pm

6.55pm  Last Post

7pm  Battles Over, Lighting of the Beacon.

7.05pm  Ringing of church bells.

 

Ongoing exhibitions

Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery   

  • The Road to Victory Exhibition

Follow Yorkshire soldiers along the road to victory as the stalemate was broken and the First World War finally came to an end.

  • Keep the Home Fires Burning Exhibition

Explore how the war on the Home Front changed the lives of people in Doncaster forever.

Cusworth Hall

  • Stories from the Studio

A new WWI photography exhibition. For more information, visit Doncaster 1914-1918 - events 

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Last updated: 10 November 2018 13:24:23