Past events for armed forces and WW1

2016
DateEventVenueEvent for
Wednesday 24th February 4 Our Forces Update on the armed forces work streams across the borough The Venue, Wigan Youth Zone Armed forces 
Thursday 31st March Through Spain with Wellington: The Letters of Lieutenant Peter Le Mesurier of the ‘Fighting Ninth’ Museum of Wigan Life Armed forces
Thursday 28th April The Return of The Land Girls Compassion in Action - 58 Leigh Rd, Leigh Armed forces 
Monday 2nd May Heritage Day Trencherfield Mill Armed forces
Saturday 7th May Royal Marines Festival St Patricks, Harper Street, Wigan WN1 3BN Armed forces 
Sunday 8th May VE Day Celebration All Saints Parish Church Armed forces
Thursday 19th May Trenchers Times Museum of Wigan Life WW1 
Friday 27th May Ashton's Battle of Jutland Commemorative Tea Dance Ashton-in-Makerfield AFC, Edge Green Street Armed forces
Sunday 12th June Falklands Remembrance Church Service All Saints Church, Wigan Armed forces 
Friday 17th June WW1 Celebration Evening East Leigh Labor Club WW1
Wednesday 22nd June Reserves Day Nationwide Armed forces
Saturday 25th June Armed Forces Day Wigan Town Centre Armed forces
Friday 1st July Supporting the Military Past and Present Shevington Wigan & Leigh Hospice Shop Armed forces
Friday 1st July Somme Concert and Bronze Memorial Figures Rededication Aspull Royal British Legion Armed forces
Saturday 2nd - 3rd July Centenary Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme St Wilfred's Church, Standish Standish Town Centre Armed forces
Sunday 3rd July Leyland Park Event Leyland Park, Hindley Armed forces
Tuesday 5th July Battle of the Somme Film (1916) Museum of Wigan Life Armed forces
Sunday 10th July Armed Forces Match Leigh Centurions v Halifax Eagles

Leigh Sports Village

Armed forces
Thursday 14th July Southport trip to commemorate the Battle of the Somme

Compassion in Action

58 Leigh Rd, WN7 1QR

Armed forces
Sunday 17th July Battle of the Somme Commemoration Church Service Tyldesley Royal British Legion Armed forces
Sunday 14th August Commemorating the Somme Pennington Park Armed forces
Monday 15th August Victory Japan Day All Saints Parish Church, Wigan Armed forces
Sunday 28th August

The Band of The Kings Division

William Higham military band series

Mesnes Park Bandstand

Armed forces
Saturday 10th September Leigh For All 2016 Leigh Library Armed forces
Sunday 11th September

Lancashire Artillery Band

William Higham military band series

Mesnes Park Bandstand

Armed forces
Sunday 14th September WW1 Battle of the Somme Afternoon Concert Lowton Social Club Armed forces
September Bickershaw's Family History of WW1 Bickershaw Village Community Club Armed forces
September Veterans Film Masterclass - War and the Landscape Creative Leigh - Turnpike Centre, Leigh Armed forces
Friday 11th November Armistice Day Believe Square, Wigan & Leigh Town Hall Armed forces
Friday 11th November WW1 Memorial Trees Shevington Moor Armed forces
Sunday 13th November Remembrance Sunday Borough Wide Armed forces
2015
DateEventVenueEvent for
Thursday 29th January Leigh prisoner of war camp consultation Leigh Library  WW1
Monday 9th March NACO Commonwealth WW1 commemoration Museum of Wigan Life WW1 
Friday 27th March Grimshaw Park VC unveiling Abram WW1
Wednesday 22nd April Corporate Covenant signing Wigan and Leigh College Mayors parlour Armed forces
Saturday 25th April St Pats V Marines Rugby League match St Pats Rugby Club Armed forces
Sunday 26th April Gallipoli parade Bury town centre WW1 
Thursday 30th April Battle for Gallipoli talk - Colonel Glover Museum of Wigan Life WW1 
Monday 4th May WW1 Heritage Day Trencherfield Mill WW1 
Friday 8th May VE Day 70th anniversary - 3pm silence plus beacon lighting Haigh Hall Armed forces
Wednesday 13th May William Kenealy VC unveiling (external link)
Postcards written by children (external link)
Ashton Library WW1
Saturday 16th May WW1 centenary band concert St Wilfreds, Standish WW1 
Friday 5th June Blesma week fundraiser Broadmead Day Service Armed forces
Friday 5th June WW1 centenary event Lilford Park WW1 
Saturday 6th June D-day church service Wigan town centre Armed forces
Friday 19th June WW1 commemoration rugby themed event - Wigan Warriors v Salford City Reds DW Stadium WW1
Sunday 21st June WW1 centenary event Leyland Park, Hindley WW1
Sunday 21st June Falklands - church service Wigan town centre Armed forces
Saturday 27th June Armed Forces Day - parade and community stalls Wigan town centre and other parts of the borough TBC Armed forces
Sat/Sun 4th/5th July WW1 centenary pigeon race Standish WW1
Wednesday 8th July IT training course: Using the Internet Wigan and Leigh College, Parson's Walk Armed forces
Thursday 9th July IT training course: Using mobile IT services Wigan and Leigh College, Parson's Walk Armed forces
Friday 10th July IT training course: Using email Wigan and Leigh College, Parson's Walk Armed forces
Sunday 12th July Arboretum visit - Wigan Will Remember Staffordshire Armed forces
Sunday 9th August WW1 centenary concert Pennington Park WW1
Saturday 15th August VJ Day - Church service TBC Armed forces
Sunday 6th September Leigh Centurions sign the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant Leigh Sports Village Armed forces
Saturday 12th September Leigh For All WW1 themed event Leigh town square WW1
Sunday 26th September Haigh Hall convalescence hospital centenary event Haigh Hall WW1
Sunday 8th November Remembrance Sunday Borough-wide Armed forces
Wednesday 11th November Commemoration of the Memorial Plaque to those who fell in WW1 Pennington Park WW1
Wednesday 11th November Armistice Day 2 minute silence Believe Square, Wigan Town Centre WW1
Friday 27th November Ceremony to replace the railings in Standish, which were melted down for the war effort.   WW1
Saturday 12th December Yvonne Fovargue MP Veterans Christmas Lunch St Peters Pavilion, Hindley Armed Forces
Sunday 13th December Christmas Carol Concert St Wilfred’s Church,Standish  
Thursday 17th December 4 Our Forces event with Trust in Leigh Turnpike Centre, Leigh Armed Forces 
2014
DateEventVenue
3rd June  WW1 centenary walk Atherton Cemetery, Atherton
3rd June The Moles – Lancashire miners in WW1 Tyldesley Library
29th June Leyland Park WWI centenary event Leyland Park, Hindley
5th July WW1 gala day Holy Family School, Platt Bridge
4th August WW1 themed day Shevington Hospice shop, Shevington
4th August WW1 photography exhibition to tour libraries Libraries borough wide
4th August Poppy Artwork project with The Daisy Chain Stitchers Libraries borough wide
5th August Leigh Cemetery centenary walk Leigh
7th August WW1 centenary concert Whelley ex-servicemen’s club, Scholes
9th August WW1 centenary day Standish
13th August Leigh For All WW1 themed heritage day Leigh
16th - 30th August WW1 Local art exhibition Wigan
23rd August WW1 centenary gala day Haigh Hall
30th August WW1 Commemorative proms concert (charged event) Mesnes Park, Wigan
30th/31st August Between the crosses centenary concert Mesnes Park, Wigan
6th September -  April 2015 WW1 centenary exhibition Museum of Wigan Life, Wigan
9th - 14th September Judo in WW1 event Leigh Judo Club
16th September Families at War - talk Museum of Wigan Life
25th September We Shall Remember Them: Rugby Footballers in Khaki - talk Museum of Wigan Life
3rd October Trace your First World War One ancestors Atherton Library
9th October Trace your First World War One ancestors Tyldesley Library
3rd November WW1 poetry and music evening Penson Street community centre, Swinley, Wigan
11th November WW1 remembrance services Wigan/Leigh
18th November Families at War - talk Museum of Wigan Life
9th December Trace your First World War One ancestors Hindley Library
14th December WW1 centenary carol concert Standish
20th December WW1 Christmas football truce commemoration DW stadium, Wigan
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