WW1 Commemorative Events - Uphill Village
A series of special events including a major exhibition on Uphill village during the war and special services
Uphill Village will be remembering the 100th anniversary of the end of the first World War with a series of special events including a major exhibition on the village during the war and special services including at the village war memorial.
Wednesday 8th to Sunday 11th November
Uphill’s Great War 1914 – 1918
A special exhibition looking at the village during the war years and those from it who served their country
Uphill Village Victory Hall. 10am – 4pm (Sunday 3pm) Late night Thursday 6.30 – 8.30pm
Friday 9th November
10.00am An Act of Remembrance
Involving pupils from the local schools
The cannon site, opposite the Dolphin Public House, Uphill Way, Uphill
Saturday 10th November
6.00pm: Lighting of a candle for peace.
The cannon site, Uphill Way, Uphill
7.30pm: WW1 Anniversary Concert
Weston Light Orchestra present a programme of music and words
St Nicholas (new) Church. Doors open 7pm FREE admission
Sunday 11th November
A Nation’s Tribute
6.00am : Battle’s O’er
1000 individual Pipers across the United Kingdom and around the world including one at Uphill Tower commence the day’s commemorations with the traditional Scottish lament played at the end of battle
11.00am: Service of Remembrance at the village war memorial
6.55pm: The Last Post
1000 individual Buglers sound this historic tribute at WW1 Beacons of Light locations including one at Uphill’s Beacon in the Tower
7.00pm: WW1 Beacons of Light
Over 1000 Beacons of Light are lit including at Uphill symbolising an end to the darkness of war and a return to the light of peace.
7.05pm: Ringing Out for Peace
1000 cathedrals and churches including the Old Church Of St Nicholas will ring out their bells across the nation, and beyond, in celebration of Peace.