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.
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:
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.