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Let us know about your World War One events

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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 or by phone on 01509 634710.

The Council will then add the information to its dedicated World War One commemoration webpage

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.