The rules regarding Remembrance have been subject to adjustment since Saturday. The town council is creating a 'virtual wreath laying' which will be made available via our Facebook page on Sunday morning.
Although socially distanced outdoor ceremonies are permitted, this is subject to appropriate risk assessments and controls being in place. The town council had already concluded, in consultation with... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 10:12 by Michael King
VJ Day is marked every year on 15 August to commemorate the formal end of WWII with the surrender of Japan on this date in 1945.
Unfortunately, Victory over Japan 75 years ago brought mixed emotions for those fighting in the malaria ridden jungles of the Far East. Relief and joy that the end of the war had finally arrived, but sadness at the human cost. Those who had fought on through the final three... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:42 by Michael King
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... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:13 by Lisa