Stamford's WW1 Centenary Commemoration

Centenary Commemoration

The Festival of Commemoration

Broad Street, Stamford, Monday August 4th 2014

Programme
4-5pm Segment 1 - Family-orientated (main marquee):
Arrival of the procession, led Pipers of the Peterborough Highland Pipe Band
Re-enactment of recruiting and drill with the Tommy soldiers– with audience participation for
children
Stamford Joint Schools Choir performing a medley of war songs
Arrival of the Cadets of the ACF and ATC
Reading of the announcement of War in 1914 by the Mayor of Stamford
followed by the tolling of the town church bells and the Royal British Legion’s ‘Lights Out’ ceremony
lighting candles on war memorial led by the Mayor and Mayoress of Stamford and the public

5-7pm Segment 2 (smaller tents):
Drill by the cadet corps
Vignettes about life in 1914 and the War, static displays include:
Food in 1914 by the Pickled Village
Life as a Tommy - discover what a soldier’s full kit included and visit a mock trench by Up An’ At
’Em History
Stamford WW1 Artefacts Roadshow by local volunteers
Mock static medical post by St John’s Ambulance
Life in Stamford in 1914
Songs from the War era: street entertainment by local folk singers

Segment 3 - Adult-orientated (main marquee):
Stamford Brass Band
‘For King and Country’ a selection of verse recited by Stamford’s Poet Laureate and others
A medley of trench and war songs performed by Half Cut Bubbles Productions
‘Laying out of the kit’ drama performance by INK Theatre
‘Lights out’ by The Lindsey Jenkins Dance Group
Stamford Choral Society perform part of Elgar’s ‘Spirit of England’ with the Procession of Standards
Reading by the Mayor of Stamford
Tommy’s monologue – by Jed Jaggard of Up An’ At ‘Em History
followed by the tolling of the town church bells and the Royal British Legion’s ‘Lights Out’ ceremony
lighting candles on war memorial led by the Mayor and Mayoress of Stamford and the public

11pm ‘Lights Out’
The candles on the War memorial will be extinguished at 11pm by volunteers from the
Commemoration Programme, members of the general public are welcome to join us.


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