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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 neighbourhoods.communities@charnwood.gov.uk 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.