2018 World War One Centenary

1918-2018

Witney Town Council is holding a series of  commemorative events across the remembrance weekend which will culminate  on Sunday 11th November 2018, the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended the First World War.

One of the highlights of the weekend will be a hand-made ‘Poppy mile’ tribute which will run from the Corn Exchange, along Church Green and through the churchyard to The Leys where a new memorial to mark the centenary will be unveiled and dedicated. This route is particularly poignant as it is the way in which hundreds of Witney soldiers would have walked to the railway station, some of whom did not return.

ARMISTICE CENTENARY EVENTS

Here is a list of all the events that Witney Town Council is organising and supporting across the Armistice Weekend.

What’s On Centenary Events leaflet

 

Many Witney groups and organisations have contributed towards the commemorations through the work of the Town Council’s World War One Working Party. Minutes of previous meetings can be found by clicking on the links below:

World War 1 Working Party Minutes 9th October 2018

World War 1 Working Party Minutes 11th September 2018

World War 1 Working Party Minutes 10th July 2018

World War 1 Working Party Minutes 11th June 2018

World War 1 Working Party Minutes 9th April 2018

World War 1 Working Party Minutes 12th March 2018

World War 1 Working Party  Minutes 12th February 2018

World War 1 Working Party Minutes  8th January 2018

World War 1 Working Party Minutes 6th November 2017

Poppy Tribute

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of residents from Witney (and further afield) we reached over 30,000 hand-made poppies! With this we can mark this truly memorable weekend and day.

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this tribute.

Official Site of Witney Town Council