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WWI in the park
Friday 29th August, 2014

A World War I themed concert will take place later this month, giving local residents the opportunity to step back in time and learn more about the war and the era.

As part of the borough’s centenary celebrations, Wigan Council has organised a whole host of WWI era themed acts for the free event. From brass bands to promenade theatre, the day aims to remember the vital role that the borough played during WWI.

Antique experts will be on hand, showing guests local historical documents and artefacts from the war. Staff from the borough’s libraries will be offering poppy making lessons and a selection of WWI themed literature will be available for all to browse.

The event starts at 12pm and finishes at 5pm on Sunday 31st August at Mesnes Park, Wigan.

The event is just one part of Wigan Council’s programme of activities planned for the WWI centenary period and will bring some good old fashioned entertainment to the borough during this very special time. Residents are invited to bring their own food and drink and make an afternoon of it.

Wigan Council’s cabinet member for communities, Councillor Chris Ready said:

“The concert in the park is the perfect way to round off a summer full of activities that have been enjoyed by many of our residents. The day will highlight how we, as a borough, have been affected by WWI and it is for this reason why it is so important to celebrate the centenary period in the way that Wigan Council has and will continue to do.

“The activities available on the day pay tribute to the occasion in a respectable and fitting manner and I for one am excited to see the commemorative bands playing under the iconic band stand on the last Sunday of the month.”

For more information on upcoming events during the centenary period please visit www.wlct.org.


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