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commemoration of Armistice WW1
« on: Saturday 10 February 18 15:06 GMT (UK) »
Is anyone organising an event to mark this occasion? Would be interested in what you are doing. Been asked to run an event, looking for ideas.
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Re: commemoration of Armistice WW1
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 15 February 18 07:20 GMT (UK) »
You could try asking local people to create and contribute poppies in remembrance of someone known to them who served in the Great War. A small card could be placed by the poppies on a display giving a small amount of info about the person.  Poppies could be drawn, knitted or made of fabric or whatever.

This would be a striking and poignant way to show remembrance.  I believe Newcastle library once held such an exhibit.

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Re: commemoration of Armistice WW1
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 15 February 18 11:16 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for reply, this is exactly what we did in 2014.
looking for a new idea for 2018.

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Re: commemoration of Armistice WW1
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 15 February 18 12:11 GMT (UK) »
You could go for the way it was actually celebrated?

https://mashable.com/2014/11/12/first-armistice-day/#gVTWHi3pVgqi
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Re: commemoration of Armistice WW1
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 15 February 18 13:29 GMT (UK) »
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Thanks for link.

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Re: commemoration of Armistice WW1
« Reply #5 on: Friday 06 July 18 12:35 BST (UK) »
Whatever you do, please make sure that your event acknowledges that the war itself did not end at the Armistice, and that there were some casualties after 11 November 1918.

It is a moot point whether or not the Russian Intervention was part of the war or not (I think the better view is that it was not, but all the same ... ). My closest relative to die in the war was an Engine Room Artificer on HMS Myrtle who went down with his ship on July 1919 ...
All identified names up to and including my great x5 grandparents: Abbot Andrews Baker Blenc(h)ow Brothers Burrows Chambers Clifton Cornwell Escott Fisher Foster Frost Giddins Groom Hardwick Harris Hart Hayho(e) Herman Holcomb(e) Holmes Hurley King-Spooner Martindale Mason Mitchell Murphy Neves Oakey Packman Palmer Peabody Pearce Pettit(t) Piper Pottenger Pound Purkis Rackliff(e) Richardson Scotford Sherman Sinden Snear Southam Spooner Stephenson Varing Weatherley Webb Whitney Wiles Wright

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Re: commemoration of Armistice WW1
« Reply #6 on: Friday 06 July 18 16:08 BST (UK) »
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Thank you for that, yes the event will certainly acknowledge 1919.
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Re: commemoration of Armistice WW1
« Reply #7 on: Friday 06 July 18 17:23 BST (UK) »
Yekepa

Try the following:-

www.therebutnotthere.org.uk
www.brunopeek.co.uk
firstworldwaronthisday.blogspot.com

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