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Hatherleigh Commemorates WW1
2 August 2014 - 4 August 2014Free
Hatherleigh is planning a series of events on Saturday 2nd August in commemoration of the WW1 centenary:
WW1 Commemoration Exhibition will be open from 11am – 5pm at the Community Centre. The exhibition will be opened by Dorothy Ellis of Iddesleigh, the last First World War widow, who will lay a poppy wreath made by the children of Hatherleigh Primary School.
Admission is free, but donations will be welcome towards the costs and production of a book marking the 1914-18 war. Lunches and Cream Teas will be available. Parking is available at the Community Centre and the Public car park in the town.
WW1 Commemoration Concert will take place at 7.30pm in the Community Centre. A collection of poems and songs from this era will be performed, as well as performances by Hatherleigh Players and the Silver Band.
Tickets available on a first come, first served basis from the Community Centre or the Pottery.
Memorial Service will be held at 11am on Sunday 3rd August, starting at the Hatherleigh War Memorial, and will be a time for remembering and reflection.
Services for the National Vigil for World War 1. On Monday 4th August there is a national vigil to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the start of the First World War. The Parish churches in our group of five will all be open during the day for time to reflect and pray.
There will also be a reflective service in each church for people to come together to remember and pray for peace: 9.30am at Meeth Parish Church, 11am at Jacobstowe Parish Church, 12.30pm at Exbourne Parish Church, 3.30pm at Northlew Parish Church, 7.30pm at Hatherleigh Parish Church.
For further information about these events, please contact Mrs Monica Jones on 01837 811293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org