Whitby Town Council

Information for Residents & Visitors

Town Clerk: Michael King
Whitby Town Council, Pannett
Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire
YO21 1RE

We Will Remember Them - 11.11.2018

With Remembrance Sunday falling on the same day as Armistice Day, exactly 100 years since the ending of the First World War, Whitby Town Council's Commemoration Service at Dock End will be a very special occasion this year.

Local crafters have been producing knitted and crocheted poppies for Animated Objects Theatre Company who have produced a life-sized sculpture of a First World War soldier which will be on display at Dock End throughout the service.

This display will also include ten seated silhouettes to represent the members of our community who died in the first world war. We are Remembered, a charity who support the veterans of today by remembering the sacrifices of the past, working with the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, have produced these silhouettes to commemorate the Fallen.

There will be involvement from serving members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and Cadets as well as local young people.

The Service begins at 10.15am with the Area Youth Orchestra playing music from the time, followed by local young people reading poems by First World War poets Seigfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen.

The Youth Orchestra will then continue to perform as the crew of HMS Example and REME, the Corp of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, march on to Dock End followed by the Whitby Air Cadets.

At 10.45 Reverend Gobbett will lead the prayers and Hymns before the Air Cadets deliver a reading and perform a Whistle Blow with First World War Whistles. The Last Post will lead the service into a two minutes silence, which will be broken by Reveille and followed by the Formal laying of Wreath, accompanied by a lone piper.

A Final reading, at 11.10am, will close the service and REME will march off after the National Anthem to lay another wreath at Hero's Bridge.

Whitby Town Council invite all local people and visitors to pay their respects and remember the tremendous sacrifices our armed forces made, and continue to make, at this extra special Armistice Day Commemoration, this Sunday 11th November 2018.

Posted: Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:13 by Lisa

Tags: Armistice, News, Remembrance