Corby marks 100 years since the end of World War One

James Ashworth VC Square
James Ashworth VC Square

Corby Council is hoping to bring the community together to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.

At 6am on Sunday, November 11, piper Ian Wilson-Hughes will fill James Ashworth VC Square with the sound of bagpipes as he plays ‘Battle’s O’er’ to mark the official anniversary of the end of the war.

People are then invited to attend the annual Remembrance Service at 11am at the War Memorial in Corby Old Village.

Outside the Corby Cube on James Ashworth VC Square from 6.15 pm, Corby will be participating in a national event to mark the 100th anniversary of the war’s end when Corby mayor Cllr Mohammed Rahman will light a beacon at 7pm.

The borough’s Roll of Honour will also be read out by local cadets and music provided by Corby Silver Band.

Corby mayor Cllr Mohammed Rahman said: “Corby borough saw many soldiers go to war and fight for our country so it is an honour to be part of this commemorative event where we can all come together to remember those brave people and mark the end of the First World War.

“I hope to see lots of local people come along to pay their respects.”

Here are the events that will take place throughout the evening of Sunday, November 11:

- 6.15pm Corby Silver Band

- 6.35pm Speech by Cllr Tom Beattie, leader of Corby Council

- 6.40pm Roll of Honour

- 6.55pm The Last Post

- 7pm Lighting of beacon by Corby mayor Cllr Mohammed Rahman

- 7.10pm Corby Silver Band

- 8pm Close