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Council joins commemorations marking 100 years since the end of World War One

News release from 09/11/2018

CAMBRIDGE City Council is joining in with events taking place in the city to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.

The Mayor of Cambridge, Cllr Nigel Gawthrope, will be attending the Royal British Legion’s Service of Remembrance on Sunday 11 November from 10.30am at the War Memorial on Hills Road. He will lay a wreath there on behalf of the city, and will host a civic reception after the service at the Guildhall.

In preparation for the centenary commemorations the council has carried out restoration work on the war memorial at Hills Road. The memorial, known as ‘The Homecoming’, has had its lettering re-engraved and has been cleaned for the occasion.

Also on Sunday, the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Gerri Bird, will attend the annual Remembrance Day Sunday Service at the Church of St. Mary the Great along with councillors, honorary members of the council and civic guests. The service begins at 10.55am.

There will also be a Remembrance Day gathering at the council’s Histon Road Cemetery. Members of the public are invited to meet in the centre of the cemetery from 10.30am. After a silence at 11am, poppies will be placed at the memorials of soldiers who died in World War One.

The Mayor of Cambridge, Cllr Nigel Gawthrope, said: “It will be an honour to represent the city of Cambridge on this significant anniversary.

“While we remember particularly this year the sacrifices of all those who died and served in World War One, especially those from Cambridge, we will also remember all people who have been affected by wars and conflict and continue to be affected today.”

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