Retford: Armistice day to remember the fallen

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A special memorial service will be held in Retford’s town centre to celebrate armistice day on 11th November.

This year’s event will also mark 100 years since the start of the First World War and extra celebrations have been planned.

A special memorial service will be given by the town’s ex padre Father Bill Berkin.

A drama group from the Elizabeth Academy school will be reenacting the life of some of the heroes named on the town’s memorial wall.

Live entertainment will be provided on the day with trumpeter Josh Ward will be playing The Last Post and Reveille.

This year will see the Towns Lena Snowden Singers performing a selection of WW1 songs which people used to enjoy singing to get them through the though times of the war.

The public will be encourage to join in with the sing along and reenact

Ken Hoddy, who has been recognised for his commitment to celebrating the fallen, said: “Remembrance day means so much to so many of our Retfordion’s who have their relatives names etched on our wonderful town memorial.”

“Each year we show we are worthy of their sacrifice with the magical two minutes silence.”

The event starts at 10.30am and shelter and seating will be provided.