Events

13th October - 12th January

Remembrance 100 Exhibition: Reflections & Legacies, incl. suffrage
Rutland County Museum Exhibition
museum@rutland.gov.uk
http://rutlandcountymuseum.org.uk/
 
 

Sun, 21st October 2pm

Rutland Poppy Project Launch, followed by Reception in Castle (invitees only). Exhibition runs until 24th November.
https://www.facebook.com/Rutlandpoppyproject/
 

Thurs, 25th October 7.30pm

Rutlanders Return Community Play 
Rutland Country Museum
info@artsforrutland.co.uk
https://www.a4r.org.uk/
Free event, tickets required
 

Fri, 26th October 7.30pm

Rutlanders Return Community Play 
Kendrew Barracks (photo ID required)
info@artsforrutland.co.uk
https://www.a4r.org.uk/
Free event, tickets required
 

Sat, 27th October

Rutlanders Return Community Play 
info@artsforrutland.co.uk
https://www.a4r.org.uk/
Free event, tickets required
 

11:30am South Luffenham Village Hall

7:30pm Uppingham Town Hall

 

Sun, 28th October 2pm

Rutlanders Return Community Play 
Rutland Country Museum
info@artsforrutland.co.uk
https://www.a4r.org.uk/
Free event, tickets required
 

1st November - 12th November

Red Church floodlights installed
St Peter & St Paul Uppingham
 

Thurs, 1st November 

Lamp post poppies installed
Uppingham
 

1st November - 16th November 

Weeping Window knitted poppies
Uppingham Town Hall
 

5th November - 16th November

Field of Remembrance
All Saints Churchyard, Oakham
 

Wed, 7th November

7.30pm Men and Women of Rutland who died in WW1. Talk by Claire Buchanan, Rutland Remembers

Lyddington Village Hall

info@rutlandremembers.org

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Fri, 9th November

Display of Museum Artefacts
St Peter & St Paul Uppingham
 

7.30 pm, an evening of WWI music, poetry and song telling stories of life in the Great War
In the presence of the Lord-Lieutenant
St Andrew’s Whissendine 

 

Sat, 10th November 

11am Centenary Field Unveiling

Playing Field off Barleythorpe Way, Oakham
 
 

6.30pm Talk by Roger Edwards: "Armistice Day: A Blundering Six Hours"

Talk on the last day of fighting of the First World War.  Exhibition and refreshments, free entry, donations to the Royal British Legion.

Lyddington Village Hall

 

7pm Concert of Remembrance and Hope: Cottesmore Military Wives Choir, Uppingham Choral Society

Uppingham Parish Church
https://www.loveuppingham.org.uk/event/a-concert-of-remembrance-and-hope/?instance_id=5049
 
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7pm Greetham's Great War Heroes Centenary Concert
 
Greetham Church

7.30pm Rutland Concert Band

All Saints Church, Oakham

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Sun, 11th November

Armistice Day Parade and Service of Remembrance - Oakham

Parade in High Street, Oakham; Service at All Saints Church, Oakham
Royal British Legion
 
11am Homage
2pm Parade
2.30pm Service
 

Armistice Day Parade and Service of Remembrance - Uppingham

Uppingham Town Hall, Church & Market Place
 
9.30am Address & Procession
10am Service
11am Wreaths & Refreshments
 
https://www.loveuppingham.org.uk/event/armistice-day-100-years-since-the-great-war/?instance_id=4196
 

10.40am Remembrance Day Service, North Luffenham Parish Church

Followed by Wreath Laying at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission plot in the Churchyard. All are most welcome.

 
 

11am Bell Ringing

The Nation's Church and Cathedral Bells will ring out
Participating churches in Rutland include the Church of St Andrew, Whissendine

 

4.30pm Lantern Walk

All Saints Church, Oakham to Castle
 

1pm Family Film based on WWI Theme

St Peter & St Paul Uppingham
 

1pm "We Will Remember Them" Talk by Adam Lowe

The Falcon, Uppingham
Ticketed
 

3pm Feature Film - Journey's End

St Peter & St Paul Uppingham
 

6:45pm Candle Flame Procession

St Peter & St Paul Uppingham
 

7pm - WWI Centenary Beacon Lightings

  • Barnsdale
  • Barrowden, Village Green
  • Cottesmore, St Nicholas Church
  • Ketton (Not a public event)
  • Oakham, Cutts Close
  • Uppingham

 

8pm - We Will Remember Them Dinner

The Falcon, Uppingham
Rotary Club of Uppingham
 

Other Commemorations

North Luffenham:

A Poppy art installation in the Church – The Village Knit and Natter Group have knitted over 600 poppies which will form a magnificent evocative arch at the Church Door throughout November

An opportunity to display copies of photographs, letters etc of family members that have been involved in any conflict in the past 100 years. These will be displayed in the Church. If you would like to be involved please contact Janet Whittaker – Tel: 721216 email: rutlandwhittakers@outlook.com

Seaton:

All Hallows Parish Church will colour their floodlights red.

Whissendine:

21 commemorative posters have been designed to recognise each man from the village who fell in the Great War. Each man’s poster will be displayed on a lamppost nearest the address with which he was associated in life.
 
 

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.
Amos Culpin had been a postman in Oakham since the age of 14. He joined the army in August 1916 with the Motor Tran… https://t.co/CPe2OJtkqT 8 hours ago

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