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.

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More Events

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