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Minster concert marks First World War centenary

Beverley Town Council is presenting an afternoon of music, song, poetry and special memories to be performed at Beverley Minster on Saturday November 3, in commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War. The performance will commemorate the life, times, the courage and commitment of men and women from the East Riding and those from overseas who served, died and were affected by the war. The concert will offer time to reflect and give thanks to our fallen heroes.

Performers include Fallen Leaves, the Humberside Police Concert Band, Four Candles and Cherie Lawrence and will also include an opportunity for the audience to join in with old favourites such as Keep the Home Fires Burning and Roll out the Barrel. Displays in the Minster will include a poppy installation and a World War One sand sculpture by world famous sand artist Paul Hoggard and Remy Geerts. 

The Mayor of Beverley, Councillor Bryan Pearson, told us: “The Great War Remembered centenary concert is a way for Beverley folks to come together and say thank you for all those people that were lost and suffered from our town and beyond. Any funds gathered will be donated to Royal British Legion who will be giving poppy crosses to write the names of loved ones and past family members that were involved in the Great War.”

Meanwhile, East Riding Town Crier Michael Wood  has been chosen as one of several hundred town criers worldwide who will take part in a ‘Cry for Peace’ to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Army veteran Michael will be the MC for a range of activities organised by Hessle Town Council at Hessle Foreshore on Sunday November 11th, starting at 4.30pm. 

It will be attended by civic dignitaries, including the chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Margaret Chadwick, and after a nationwide lighting of beacons at 7pm, Michael will join town criers from around the world to orate the prepared cry for peace in unison.