Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute

Sunday, 11 November 2018 14:00 – 22:00
Location: Norfolk Tank Museum
Category: Forncett

On Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2018, the United Kingdom and its friends overseas will mark the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War. The Norfolk Tank Museum together with Forncett History Group and Forncett St Peter’s Church will play our part in remembering the sacrifice of millions of men and women by joining in Battle’s Over. 

The Museum will be open from 2pm when visitors will be able to view static displays including WW1 artefacts and the Timeline, part of Forncett’s Great War Project, as a tribute to the men of Forncett who fought in WW1. “Deborah ll ” the replica WW 1 tank featured in a recent Channel 4 TV documentary and the normal Tank Collection will also be on display.The tea room will be open for tea and cake. 

Events are as follows;

2pm Museum volunteer staff and Forncett History Group members will be at the museum to chat with the public about their own personal family stories. The public are welcome to bring any wartime memorabilia they have that they would like to know more about, or would just like to share

5.30pm Battle’s Over – Armistice Commemoration Service. This will take place in the Museum Hanger and will include poems, music with Philip Aldred and the Dolce Choir and remembrance of Forncett soldiers who fought and those who died in the Great War.

6.45 pm Battle’s Over – a piper will play “Battle’s Over”

6.55pm Battle’s Over – The Last Post. The Norfolk Tank Museum’s own Bugler will play “The Last Post”.

7.00pm Battle’s Over – WWI Beacon of Light will be lit. The Norfolk tank Museum will join in this important national commemoration especially as the majority of us will have a previous member of our family involved in this four-year conflict.

In commemoration and remembrance of the end of the Great War and the many millions who were killed or came home dreadfully wounded, a chain of 1,000 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories at 7pm on the 11 November 2018 – a century after the guns fell silent. The beacons will symbolise the light of hope that emerged from the darkness of war. 

Following the formality of the day, there will be a BBQ.

Admission to the Museum and exhibits will be free. NB Please come dressed in warm clothing. It will be cold!

All these events take place at Norfolk Tank Museum Station Road Forncett St Peter Norfolk NR 16 1HZ.

Contact Stephen Machaye 01508 532650