World War One Commemorative Events

2018 marks 100 years since the First World War! There are a number of World War One commemorative events taking place to celebrate and mark this special 100 years anniversary.  

Come and join the events to remember those who served. The events listed below will be taking place from September onwards till December. If you are interested in attending any of these events please make sure you have booked in advance (if required). 


September onwards

Come and see the artwork showcased at the Fusiliers Museum by school winners from the Bury Parish Church WW1 art competition.  

Fusiliers Museum, Moss Street, Bury, BL9 0DF

Look out for painted or knitted poppies at the Town Hall decorated by staff from Knowsley Place.

The Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, BL9 0SW

Late September Onwards 

Look out for a number of lamp post poppies which will be secured around lamp posts around the Town Hall and down towards the Fusiliers Museum. Businesses, individuals, community groups and Councillors can buy a poppy to go up on a lamp post or a location choice in Bury. A Just Giving page will be set up for contributions to go towards The Royal British Legion.   

Thursday 8th November 7:30pm - 9.30pm 

Come and join The Manchester Festival of Remembrance at Manchester Airport. Book your free tickets to remember and celebrate those who served. The commemoration, music and marching can be watched from under the wings of Concorde. For further information and tickets follow the link;  

Saturday 6th October - 13th December 

The Fusilier Museum will be hosting a special exhibition 18 for 18. 18 for 18 tells the remarkable stories of the eighteen men that displayed the ultimate courage in the line of duty. The exhibition will see the Victoria Crosses awarded to the Lancashire Fusiliers during the Great War. For more information and ticket prices follow the link;   

Tuesday 6th November 12pm

Radcliffe Market Hall will be hosting be a vintage afternoon tea party to commemorate the end of WW1. 

Entertainment will be from veteran's sweetheart Sarah Dennis. 

Radcliffe Market Hall, 11 Blackburn Street, Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 1NN

Saturday 10th November 12pm

Bury Age UK will be hosting a minutes silence at the Lido at 12 noon. 

Jubilee Centre, Clarence park, Mosley Avenue, Bury BL9 6PQ

Saturday 10th November 7pm

Ainsworth Church & Community Hall will be hosting a Nostalgia evening commemorating the WW1 centenary. Enjoy the entertainment, quiz, pastry and pea supper and much more. Tickets cost £5. All proceeds go to The Christ Church Challenge Fund.

For further information and ticket details contact contact Alison on; 07952 709 041

Event information

Start Date:
Saturday 1st September 2018

End Date:
Thursday 13th December 2018


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