Remembrance in South Lakeland
7 November 2018
Sunday 11 November 2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of Armistice Day, a century since the guns fell silent at the end of World War I (WWI).
To commemorate those who fought in WWI, and in conflicts since, communities across South Lakeland will be showing their appreciation with a series of events in the run up to and on Remembrance Sunday.
Find a non-exhaustive list of Remembrance events and initiatives taking place throughout the district below.
We uniquely commemorated the war centenary by placing poppy signage on our fleet of wagons.
Poppies line Grange-over-Sands’ promenade, each one dedicated to a fallen soldier that lived in the town.
Each poppy displays where and when a soldier had fallen in battle.
Kendal Remembrance Trail. The addresses of 316 soldiers from Kendal, who are named on Kendal War Memorial, have been plotted on a map by local researcher, David Shackleton.
Kendal library, with the support of Kendal Town Council and the Royal British Legion (RBL), has created a walking trail with commemoration cards on lamp posts in the town. Follow a trail guide to find out where these cards are. Guides are available from various outlets, including Kendal library.
As well as the annual Remembrance service and parade at St Mary’s Church on Sunday (beginning at 10am), Kirkby Lonsdale will also be joining in a national commemorative beacon lighting to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice.
The beacon, located in Play Park, will be one of hundreds lit throughout the country at 7pm. All are welcome to this historic event, with refreshments available and the town’s brass band playing.
There will be a parade through the village, meeting at 2.20pm by Market Cross. Following the parade, a Remembrance service will be held at St Thomas' Church.
On Sunday morning a Remembrance service will be held at 10.30am in St Andrew’s Church, this will be followed by a short service at the war memorial and a march through Sedbergh accompanied by the town band.
The town band will also be hosting a concert in the Cornerstone Community Church on Sunday evening, starting at 7.30pm.
An exhibition will be held at Skelsmergh church and community hall ‘to meet the men on the memorials.’
The free event will reveal the stories behind 37 men from Fawcett Forest, Longsleddale, Patton, Scalthwaiterigg, Selside and Skelsmergh who died in WWI. The exhibition will be open on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November from 10am to 4pm.
A Festival of Remembrance will be held at Coronation Hall on Friday 9 November, with doors opening at 7pm, to commemorate the Armistice centenary.
On Remembrance Sunday, there will be a parade through the town beginning at 2pm in Brogden. All are welcome to join.
A Remembrance parade will take place in Windermere on Sunday, 11 November, assembling at Goodly Dale at 2pm.