Centenary Events in Purley on Thames 2018

Posted: Thursday 4th October 2018

To mark the Armistice Centenary, some special events are being planned in Purley on Thames. The programme of activities offers a range of ways in which Purley residents can take part.

A programme will be delivered to each household in Purley on Thames by early October and additional details will be available on a supporting webpage on the Parish Council website.

A poignant Memorial Trail (self-guided with instructions) will lead residents through the village. Other events are planned over the half-term week, from the 19th October, and will be followed by the largest event, ‘Purley Remembers the First World War’, to be held in the Barn on the 3rd and 4th of November. This will include talks, exhibition, workshops, stands and a display of poppies made by local groups, schools and people.

On Armistice Day, 11th November, a Service of Remembrance will take place at 10.30am in the Memorial Hall. In the evening, Purley will join the National Tribute by gathering at St Mary’s Church from 6.30pm as Purley hears The Last Post at 6.55pm, lights a Beacon and rings the church bells for peace.

For more details, please see the webpage www.purleyonthames-pc.gov.uk/armistice-centenary-events/

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