The Carillon Tower in Queen's Park

It is 100 years since Loughborough’s war memorial, the Carillon Tower was officially opened.

To mark the historic year, Charnwood Borough Council organised a weekend of events this summer. The tower in Queen's Park was officially opened on July 22, 1923.

Saturday, July 22

A Carillon recital and a civic service took place, followed by a Picnic in the Park, where visitors were invited to bring a picnic and enjoy it whilst taking in the views of the Carillon Tower and Queen’s Park.

There were also children’s activities throughout the day, information stalls and the Carillon Tower was open for visitors to explore.

Find out how the Carillon is played 

You can watch the full civic service below:

Souvenir Brochure and Programme of Events and Order of Service

A souvenir brochure and programme of events for both days and an Order of Service from the civic Thanksgiving service can be viewed and/or downloaded below:

Sunday, July 23

A Carillon recital took place and the Charnwood Concert Band performed at the bandstand from 2pm.

The Carillon Tower was open for visitors.

Exhibitions related to the Carillon Tower

An exhibition took place at the Sock Gallery at Loughborough Town Hall until Saturday, July 22 to show the Alexandra Bedspread which was signed and used to raise money to build the Carillon Tower over 100 years ago.

Loughborough Library also has an exhibition about the 100 years of the Carillon Tower which is running from Friday, June 16 to Sunday, August 27.

Last updated: Tue 25th July, 2023 @ 15:35