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Ashfield District Council launches a year of events commemorating the end of World War 1

Friday 23 February

 

Ashfield District Council has launched a year of events commemorating the end of World War 1 by unveiling a floor lighting display on Kirkby Plaza, in tribute to all armed forces members past and present.

The council is working closely with local armed forces groups, community organisations, schools and businesses to co-ordinate a programme of events and activities based around the Centenary Celebrations. The commemorative events will come to the forefront between 29th June and Remembrance Day on 11th November.

Councillor Cheryl Butler, Leader of Ashfield District Council said, “Alongside the activities that are planned in Ashfield, we will also be re-signing the Armed Forces Covenant, dedicating one of our parks as a Centenary Field and contributing to a lasting WW1 Role of Honour Centenary Memorial, which is expected to be situated alongside the River Trent in Nottingham. This will name each and every service personnel who gave their lives so that we could live ours in freedom.”

The Council would like to hear from anyone who is organising an event or activity in Ashfield or who would like to get involved. Please contact Carol Hallam on 01623 457410, e-mail c.hallam@ashfield.gov.uk