Charnwood Borough Council will be supporting a series of events on Sunday November 11 to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.
In addition to the annual remembrance parade in Loughborough, a Charnwood Heritage Plaque will be unveiled in Loughborough Market Place as a lasting reminder of the soldiers who gathered there before going to war.
Other events in the town centre include a live showcase event supported by a big screen in the Market Place, a tea dance and exhibition at Loughborough Town Hall, Century of Stories at Charnwood Museum and a procession of a life size model of Songster Charnwood’s very own warhorse which will be covered in poppies handmade by local school children.
There will also be a lighting of a beacon in Queen’s Park at 7pm as part of a nationwide beacon lighting scheme.
If you’re hosting a remembrance Sunday parade or are planning on lighting a beacon, please contact the Business Support Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01509 634710.
The Council will then add the information to its dedicated World War One commemoration webpage www.charnwood.gov.uk/WW1.
The Council is also currently part way through a £280,000 conservation project on the Carillon Tower in Queen’s Park in Loughborough which will be completed in time for November 11.