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Events to mark 100 years since start of WW1

Events held to mark the centenary of World War One Photo: Martina Herzog/DPA/Press Association Images

Events will be taking place all across the region this weekend to mark 100 years since the start of World War One. On Saturday:

  • Community Centre, Hatherleigh, 7:30pm: WW1 Commemoration Concert. A collection of poems and songs from this era will be performed, as well as performances by Hatherleigh Players and the Silver Band.
  • Manor Hall, Berrynabor, North Devon, 10am-4pm: A special exhibition will consist of flags, photos, pictures and equipment – with a particular focus on the local people involved in the war effort. A period kitchen will also be included in the exhibition, which will offer a range of foods from the time to taste and purchase.

There are many church services and parades taking place on Sunday:

  • Truro Cathedral, 4pm: Evensong marks the centenary of the start of WW1
  • Exeter Cathedral, 4pm: Residents who have family links to WW1 are being invited to share stories, memories and artefacts.
  • Mevagissey Harbour, 10:45-am-1pm: "100-The day our world changed"
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan, 2pm-7pm: A day of "Storytelling and Music"
  • St Michaels Church in Helston, Cornwall, 2.30: WW1 Commemoration Church Service organised by the Royal British Legion
  • Westbourne Gardens Liskeard, 1:30pm: A parade will lead a service to mark the Centenary of the eve of the outbreak of the First World War
  • Kimberley Park, Falmouth, 12 noon: Picnic in the Park to mark the commencement of World War 1. There will be a short service of Remembrance at the War Memorial at which standards are requested, however there will not be a formal Parade.
  • Dorset County Museum, all day: A special exhibition commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War. The exhibition focuses on the story of one Dorset woman, Mabel St Clair Stobart, whose team of female volunteers cared for the Serbian people in extraordinary circumstances during the First World War.
  • Barnstaple, 10:45am: Wreath laying ceremony and fly past at Rock Park war memorial, followed by procession of North Devon Pipes and Drums to Pannier Market for service with the Bishop of Crediton 11.50am.

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