Richmondshire Remembers is a series of events that will commemmorate the men and women of the area in 1918 at the time of The Second Battle of the Somme both in the thick of the fighting and at home suporting the war effort.
The events will run from March, when the German High Command launched 'Kaiserslacht' which, with hindsight, marked the beginning of the end of the Great War, through to November 2018 - the actual end. A wide range of organisations, from the museums and schools, the choirs and performance groups as well as those groups that support the veterans - the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes - will be presenting and supporting special events.
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
Thursday 27 September
Green Howards Museum Talk: Herbert Read: our forgotten war poet
Green Howards Officer, Herbert Read - knight, poet, anarchist
Carl Watts explores the military and cultural life and work of an extraordinary man.
Green Howards Museum 7pm Tickets £7
Sunday 4 November 10.30am to 4.30pm
Green Howards Museum Your family story
Did your relative serve with the Green Howards? Was he a POW? Do you know where he saw service? The answers to these and many other questions can be answered at our special family history session.
Come along to the museum with your family stories of military service. Our staff will be joined by experts from The Royal Armouries, The York Army Museum and The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum to help uncover the story of your relative’s participation in both world wars. looking thing you’ve had in the loft all these years!
Included in museum admission
Saturday 10 RICHMOND REMEMBERS A Concert for the Armistice
An Evening of Words, Images, Music and Song commemorating events 100 eyars ago.
with Musicality Ladies Choir and The Reeth Brass Band
RICHMOND METHODIST CHURCH 7.30pm
TICKETS £6 from King Street Kitchen and Gifts or Castle Hill Bookshop
Proceeds in aid of HELP FOR HEROES
Sunday 11 Church bells to ring
‘Reflections at Dusk’ an opportunity for the residents of Richmondshire to gather together in the bailey of Richmond Castle to reflect on the contributions of their forebears throughout the Great War.
Including a performance by Georgian Theatre Youth Theatre
Town Crier special cry at 19.05