With 2018 marking the 100 year anniversary since the guns fell silent in World War 1, this Remembrance Day holds extra significance.
This Sunday, at 11am the clocks will strike in the City and across the county will join the nation with two minutes’ silence to remember those who fought.
Nottinghamshire is hosting several events around the district to commemorate the fallen soldiers over the coming week.
With over 14,000 people in Nottinghamshire dying in the First World 1 alone, this Sunday shall be a moving day of reflection and remembrance for the community.
A century on and Nottingham’s heroes are still in the hearts of loved ones and the people of Nottingham. Tributes shall be paid in honour of those fallen.
Head over to Southwell Minster this evening (Tuesday November 6) for 4.30pm, to join other’s to remember and reflect on the 100 years passed since the end of World War 1 for the Nottinghamshire Centenary Commemoration. The event is free, and welcome to all. A collection shall also be held to help raise money for the Forces in Community charity.
The Games of Remembrance is a sporting event that is being held on Thursday November 8, in association with Remembrance Sunday. The event consists of members from the British Armed Forces playing against members from the German Armed Forces to celebrate the now vastly different relationship between the two countries.
Join the match by purchasing tickets for the women’s match, held at Notts County Football Club, from here. Tickets for the men’s match, held at Nottingham Forest Football Club, are available here – pre-booking is advised.
If you’re after a family-friendly event, then the Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute, is being held this Sunday November 11 from 6.30pm until 10pm (times are provisional and subject to change) and is suitable for all ages. With the event involving a range of poetry pieces read out and sound and light-scapes taking place, it’s expected to be a fun yet emotive event.
Beacons shall be lit nationally on Sunday, to honour the end of the World War and remember the soldiers involved, Nottingham’s beacon shall be lit at 7pm. The Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute event is also helping to fundraise the new memorial, so donations are welcome.
Tuesday 6th November – Nottinghamshire Centenary Commemoration, held at Southwell Minster at 4.30pm. Find more information here.
Sunday 11th November – Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute, held at Victoria Embankment from 6.30pm – 10pm. Find more information here.
People should also be aware that due to the events taking place within the upcoming week, road closures and traffic delays are to be expected. Live traffic updates are available to view here.