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Remembrance Sunday Centenary

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Windsor
Remembrance Sunday Centenary

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The Royal Borough & World War One

10 November from 14:00-16:00
The Windsor & Royal Borough Museum (link to event on Facebook)
The Guildhall, High Street, SL4 1LR, Windsor, Berkshire

Join us to commemorate the centenary of the First World War on the Corn Market at Windsor Guildhall.

Discover fascinating local stories from our For King and Country project through exhibitions and engaging storytelling. 

See our art installation ‘Honour Who Fell’ which recognises the lives lost in the First World War. Each poppy was made by the community and represents a life lost with 2,500 poppies on display. 

With thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund and Creative Junction and all the volunteers who have made this event possible.

Household Cavalry Garrison Remembrance Service

Join the Household Cavalry, the Coldstream Guards and the Band of the Household Cavalry, on the annual commemoration of Remembrance (link to event on Facebook) and in this poignant year as we commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I.

The Band and the Household Cavalry Regiment will set off from Combermere Barracks at 10am and will march through the streets of Windsor to the Holy Trinity Garrison Church, Claremont Road, SL4 3AX, Windsor. Those wishing to attend need to be seated by 10.30am.

This will be the last publically accessible service for The Household Cavalry as they prepare to leave Windsor in 2019 for a move to Wiltshire. The Welsh Guards will up residence later in the year.

Members of the public are very welcome to the service and are asked to be seated no later than 10.30am.

Act of Remembrance and Service

Windsor's High Street war memorial will be the site of a wreath laying and act of remembrance at 11am, attended by Deputy Mayor Colin Rayner. This will be followed by a service at the parish church.

The High Street war memorial will host an act of remembrance and wreath laying from 11am, attended by Deputy Mayor Colin Rayner, followed by a service at the parish church.

The Little Black Cello

Windsor Parish Church, 2.30pm

Be one of the first to hear "The Little Black Cello" being played on the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War One.
Discover the fascinating and dangerous journey of this wounded and forgotten hero of the Great War.
From the Palace Theatre in London, to Flanders Fields, it was summoned to entertain British troops, before being injured during the Battle of the Somme. 
Please bring your family and any personal WW1 memorabilia, photos, and stories, to share over a cup of char!
Refreshments available.
All donations to The British Legion. Windsor Observer story on the Little Black Cello

Beacon lighting ​​​​​​

As part of the World War 1 centenary commemorations, 1,000 beacons of light will be lit throughout the country on Sunday 11 November, including one in Windsor.

The Mayor, Cllr Paul Lion, will be lighting the same beacon used for the Queens 90th at 7pm on Sunday, outside Cambridge Gate on the Long Walk in Windsor (access is via Park Street).

These beacons symbolise the 'light of hope' that emerged from the darkness of WW1.

The Windsor Boys School band will provide musical entertainment from 6.30pm. 

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