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Lord-Lieutenant Announces Rutland’s WW1 Commemorations

Date Published: 28 September 2018
Rutland Tommies

Dr Sarah Furness, the Lord-Lieutenant for Rutland has  announced Rutland’s Commemoration programme for the WW1 Armistice Centenary.

The programme of events will run throughout October and November and has been coordinated by the Lord-Lieutenant’s WW1 Committee, which is made up of community representatives from across Rutland. 

They include a Remembrance 100 exhibition at Rutland County Museum, a display of 10,000 hand-made ceramic poppies at Oakham Castle and a Concert of Remembrance and Hope by Cottesmore Military Wives Choir.

In addition to the events throughout October and November, Oakham Town Council and Rutland County Council has installed silhouettes of Tommies outside Oakham Library and at Oakham Castle as part of the national installation of the Fallen called There But Not There.  

The Tommies will also form part of the Poppy Project display in the Castle grounds, with specially-created large iron horseshoes to symbolise the sacrifice made by Rutland during the Great War.

The playing field off Barleythorpe Way in Oakham will become a Centenary Field from 10th November to provide a quiet place of reflection for the community. 

“A as a military county I am certainly not surprised by the level of commemoration that our community is providing for Armistice. It has been a true honour to work with people of all ages to bring forward such a fitting tribute for those Rutlanders who gave their lives so that we could have a future.  The coming weeks are a culmination of a year of hard work by individuals and groups from across the county, and I would personally like to thank them all for their dedication and commitment and encourage the people of Rutland to take part in the wide range of events that have been organised.”
Dr Sarah Furness, Lord-Lieutenant for Rutland

For further information and to view the full programme of events, visit the dedicated Rutland Remembers website - established with the support from  National Lottery, Heritage Lottery Fund, Rutland County Council and the Lord Lieutenant of Rutland.

Share your Rutland Remembers commemorations on twitter and Facebook using the hashtags #RutlandRemembers and #LLCommemorates

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