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PHOTOS: The events to remember Cornwall's fallen

PHOTOS: The events to remember Cornwall's fallen

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:11am 10th November 2018. (Updated at 8:38am 11th November 2018)

It has been a century of Remembrance since 1918 so on this special date, Cornwall is taking the opportunity to pay its respects to the members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

Here are some of the places you can commemorate our fallen soldiers and mark 100 years since the end of World War One.

 

Callington:

The Celebration Victory and Tea Dance at Rilla Mill Hall promises to be an animated afternoon, with light refreshments and an associated WW1 exhibition.

Entry is by donation and, from 2-5pm, you can show your support for the village and the veterans.

Find the event on our What’s On Guide.

Truro:

The Kernow Pipes and Drums are taking part in a world-wide Act of Remembrance.

At 6am, the exact time of the signing of Armistice, a lone piper at Westminster will play the traditional end of battle lament, “The Battle O’er”.

The melody will be echoed around the world and all over Cornwall, in Truro Cathedral, Ludgvan Village, The Quay St Mawes, Newquay War Memorial, Helston Church, Lizard Green, Probus Square, Pentewan Beach, Breage and Carn Marth.

Bodmin:

 A variety of events have been taking place at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum in Bodmin.

9,687 handmade poppies are on display from 10:00am to 4:30pm till the end of the year and on Saturday, there are several film screenings from Charlie Chaplin comedies to Bodmin’s personal commemoration.

You can book online here.

And then there’s the traditional March on the Sunday from 9 to 11am with a special performance by Bodmin’s Town Band at 4:30pm.

Camborne:

Camborne's remembrance parade is meeting at 10.15 on Sunday 11th November. The parade will walk to the Parish Church where you can expect a wreath laying and a remembrance service.

And Cambourne Wesley Methodist Church are holding their own ‘Lest We Forget’ Rembrance concert, featuring Lanner and District Silver Band alongside the Four Lanes Choir.

From 8:00 to 9:30pm on Sunday, the tickets are £5 with the proceeds going to The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

You can find out more on Pirate FM's What’s On Guide.

Perranporth:

Perranporth's flying club are holding a re-dedication service of the memorial that honour's those who were based at RAF Perranporth and gave their lives in service of their country.

RAF Perranporth was the Spitfire base in Cornwall for the day flyers. 

The service will include a couple of military vehicles and they even have a resident Spitfire.

It starts at 10am on Saturday 10th November.

On Sunday, Perranporth beach will be getting set for their Danny Boyle comission.

A fallen soldier will be etched into the sand and washed away at high tide.

It's an opportunity for everyone to say a final farewell.

Helston:

In aid of the Royal British Legion there will be a Remembrance parade on Sunday combined with RNAS Culdrose.

To join the parade you must meet at Former Budgens car park at 10.15am.

Port Issac:

The Poppy Trail in Port Isaac has been a massive group effort.

Old shops and buildings having been identified and marked with poppies created by the community, the village is covered in the red flowers, all with a handwritten message.

A trail map is available from art gallery ‘Secrets in Port Isaac’.

Where can I attend a beacon lighting?

As Cornwall pays tribute to the millions who were lost or participated in the war, it will be joining the country to mark one hundred years to the day since the guns fell silent at the end of First World War.

Over 1,200 beacons will be lit as part of the commemorative 'Battle's Over' and everyone is welcome to take part in the special event of remembrance. 

Beacons will be lit in Bodmin, Helston, Chapel Carn Brea, Polperro and Hoslworthy. For more details visit our What's On Guide.
Helston's beacon lighting will start at 6.30pm on Sunday at Helston Athletic Football Club. The town band will kick off the evening at 7.05pm the church bells will ring and Military Wives Choir will see out the service.

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