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WW1 Centenary Installation and Exhibition

Friday, 2 November 2018

Baptist Church

From Sunday 4th November to Saturday 10th November, Hope Baptist Church will be open daily from 6pm - 8pm.

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund have granted Hebden Royd Town Council 10 seated silhouettes, a commemorative installation to the fallen of the First World War, as part of a project by the charity Remembered called 'There But Not There'.

During this time, visitors will also be able to view the Tommy's Portrait, Local Heroes by Local Artists exhibition, created by artists from Mytholmroyd. The exhibition includes a collection of over 100 portraits of men who fought during WW1, who were from Mytholmroyd and the surrounding area.

There will also be the opportunity to view the Hebden Bridge and District Roll of Honour, which brings together the names of the 418 men who gave their lives. This will be on display along with a cascade of 418 knitted crocheted poppies, made by members of the local Chatty Crochet group, based at Hope Baptist Church.

Members of the public are invited to light a candle in remembrance of our fallen, and those who contributed on the home front.

This project will be brought to a close at a Service of Remembrance on Sunday 11th November at 10:45, following the laying of the wreaths at the Memorial Gardens at 10:15am.

For more details on Hebden Royd Town Council's programme of Centenary Commemorations please contact the Town Clerk Jason Boom on 01422 842181 or e-mail info@hebdenroydtowncouncil.gov.uk