100th Commemoration of the World War One Armistice
Please see below a list of events organised by the Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council to commemorate the First World War Centenary.
Saturday 6th October – Abingdon County Hall Museum – Exhibition on the roll of the Indian Army during the Great War which runs until 28th October 2018. This exhibition will be joined with the “Great War Propaganda” exhibition which showcases and explores the imagery of wartime conscription and propaganda poster 1914-1918. This exhibition runs until 23rd December 2018.
Friday 9th November 2018 – 7.00pm – Lecture on the final year of the First World War and Ordnance Display – lecture by BBC historian Gareth Powell and Rick Stevens.
Saturday 10th November 2018
9.30am – St Helens Church – Reading of the Roll of Honour – names of those who fought during the Great War and of those who did not return. Anyone wishing to take part in reading of the names should contact Enquiries@abingdon.gov.uk
2.00pm. – Market Place – Bun Throw – an Abingdon traditional Bun Throw will take place where 5,000 buns will be thrown to the crowds assembled in the Market Place.
7.30pm – St. Helen’s Church – Concert – in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Free entry with retiring collection.
Sunday 11th November 2018
9.45am – Guildhall – Civic Procession – Civic procession from the Guildhall to St. Helen’s Church.
10.00am – St. Helen’s Church – Remembrance Church Service
11.00am – War Memorial – Act of Remembrance
11.30 approx. – Marchpast at County Hall
7:00pm – County Hall Museum, Market Place – National Lighting of Beacon (Weather Permitting)