Monday, 28 July 2014

WWI at The Forum Monday 4th August

The Day We Went To War

FREE event at The Forum

The Day We Went To War

Monday 4 August 2014

10am - 6pm

On 4 August 1914 Britain declared war on Germany and entered into a dreadful conflict which changed the world forever.

Exactly 100 years later a FREE event is being held at The Forum to reflect upon the sacrifices made by soldiers, civilians and communities.

Visitors to this one day exhibition can ‘take the King’s shilling’ at a recruiting office, discover how to research their family military history, view wartime documents, letters, posters, photos and much more.

Roll of Honour

The Fusion Screen will show the Norwich Roll of Honour, in memory of the 3,500 Norwich people who lost their lives in WW1.

The names will be displayed on the screen throughout the day and into the evening. The space will provide an opportunity to remember those lost and for quiet reflection.

A memorial wall will be in the main Atrium of The Forum where people can post the name of a family member who served in the war.

Lord Mayor

The Norwich town crier will officially start the day’s events at The Forum at 10am and The Lord Mayor, Councillor Judith Lubbock, will be attending too.

The Day We Went To War is an event organised by Norfolk Library and Information Service, the Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service, the Norfolk Record Office and The Forum.

Other WW1 events

This historic anniversary will be marked in a variety of ways in Norwich.

Lights will be dimmed across the city centre at 10.30pm and a candle lit service is being held at St Peter Mancroft, opposite The Forum, from 11pm until midnight.

More details of what’s going on around the city on Mon 4 Aug can be found at the Visit Norwich website.

Photos from Norfolk Record Office

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