Liskeard Commemorates WW1…..find out what’s happening
Commemorating World War 1 Centenary Exhibition
Liskeard Methodist Church
Monday to Saturday during August. 10 am to 12.30 pm
The exhibition comprises items donated by the congregation of the church and friends from Methodist churches in the surrounding area. Many of the displays relate to family members, many of them from the Liskeard area and others from further afield. All tell a story about experiences in WWI.
Please enter the exhibition through the left door from the porch into the church.
Royal British Legion Drumhead Service
Westbourne Gardens, Dean St, PL14 4AL
Sun 3rd Aug 2pm
To commemorate the start of World War 1 a Drumhead Service will take place at 2pm in Westbourne Gardens. If you would like to follow the parade, meet at Westbourne car park at 1.30pm.
Liskeard’s Lost Generation Exhibition
Stuart House, Barras St, PL14 6AB
Mon 4th- Sat 16th Aug weekdays 9.30am-3.30pm, Saturdays 9.30am-12.30pm
A Cornish town’s contribution to the Great War 1914-1918
t: 01579 347347
Lights Out – One Million Candles to Remember
Webbs House, The Parade, Liskeard
Mon 4th Aug 10pm
Join the British Legion in this national moment of reflection – a candle-lit vigil to mark the centenary. Bring your own candle or a special Centenary candle (available from M&S) and pay your respects to those who gave their lives in WW1.
The Accrington Pals
Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, Bodmin Moor, PL14 5AZ
Aug 4th, 5th, 13th, 23rd, 25th, 31st Sep 2nd & 3rd
A poignant and harrowing play set in the early years of the First World War. This compassionate play portrays the devastating effects of war on a typical Lancashire mill town and the suffering of everyday people. Tickets £10/£8/£6
t: 01579 362382
Lest We Forget
Stuart House, Barras Street, PL14 6AB
Mon 18th – Sat 30th Aug Midweek 9.30am-3.30pm, Saturdays 9.30am-12.30pm
An exhibition of competition entries on a poppy theme by artists and crafters
t: 01579 347347
And In addition
Liskeard School & Community College
will be producing a map and photos of local war memorials and also putting together a collection of poems written by students on a WW1 theme
Liskeard History Group
Is researching what happened on the home front and the role of women during the war
The Caradon Writers Group
Is producing a collection of biographical writing around people from Caradon during WW1
The Cornish Times
Will be printing news stories from its own archives on significant dates.
The Town Floral Displays
will be red this year; poppies will be planted around the crosses at the entrances to Liskeard and knitted poppies will decorate the town around Remembrance Day