Local Remembrance Events



This year marks the 100 years since the end of the First World War and here are the events across Stamford and Rutland commemorating the occasion. 

  • Remembrance 100 Exhibition: Reflections and Legacies at Rutland County Council Museum 10th October 2018 – 12th January 2018. This twelve week exhibition examines how the end of the First World War was commemorated and celebrated nationally and in Rutland. It looks at local memorials, the erection of new buildings following Armistice and what life was like for returning service men: www.rutlandcountymuseum.org.uk
  • Rutland Poppy Project - see 10,000 clay poppies made by over 6,000 locals at Oakham Castle 10am-4pm daily until 23rd November.  Free entry. At 10am on Saturday 24th November they will be sold on a first come, first served basis for £2 each, a commemorative booklet is on sale for £3.  All money to the Royal British Legion.


  • Rutlanders Return Community Play Written by Andy Barrett about Rutland after World War 1, the Heritage Lottery funded project depicts stories of the lives of the people of Rutland after 1914. The play will be performed on 25th October at Rutland County Museum, 26th October at Kendrew Barracks, 27th October at North Luffenham Village Hall and Uppingham Town Hall, and finally on 28th October at Rutland County Museum. Tickets are free and need to be reserved at: www.a4r.org.uk/event/5184


  • Illuminated churches of Rutland Churches across Rutland will be illuminated with red lights from 1st – 12th November
  • Tallington Themed WW1 quiz with fish and chips, orders taken 7-7.30pm with licenced bar on Friday 9th November


  • The Suicide Club, a play by Darren Rawnsley at Wilds Lodge School Theatre


  • Uppingham Town Hall Weeping Window Poppies knitted by Uppingham WI will be installed in the window of Uppingham Town Hall from 2nd – 16th November


  • Field of Remembrance  Remembrance crosses will be planted at All Saints Church in Oakham featuring the names of each Rutland resident who gave their lives from 5th – 16th November


  • Remembrance Service on Wednesday 7th November at St John & St Anne Chapel, Westgate, Oakham at 10:00am including a blessing of the poppy display organised by 92 year old Connie Flatterley in the garden and chapel.  Coffee served after the service.
  • WW1 Artefacts Exhibition Local Artefacts from World War 1 will be displayed at the church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Uppingham from Friday 9th November
  • Easton on the Hill have a Remembrance weekend in the village, here's the programme for Saturday 10th
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Saturday 10th November

  • Centenary Field Unveiling - 11am at the playing field off Barleythorpe Way, Oakham - now known as the Rutland Remembers Centenary Field
  • Concert of Remembrance and Hope The Cottesmore Military Wives Choir and Uppingham Choral Society will be performing at Uppingham Parish Church on 10th November at 7.00pm, tickets are £10 from Uppingham Sports and Books
  • Concert of Remembrance at Stamford Methodist Church, Barn Hill, Stamford at 7pm with the Stamford Choral Society. Entry free with a collection for the Poppy appeal.
  • Royal British Legion Remembrance Concert with the Rutland Concert Band and Rutland Choral Society.  7.30pm, tickets £5 on the door or from Oakham Wines.
  • Tallington events on Saturday 10th November: 9.30-11am St Lawrence Church open for viewing of WW1 village history, 11am a dedication service at the Church, 12 noon onwards at the village hall indoor street party including bar, music and poppy crafts. 4pm at the village hall War Horse (12) in the main hall and Sing (U) in the Annex.  Popcorn and treats available
  • Armistice Day: A Blundering Six Hours Fighting on the last day of the First World War was a perfect metaphor for four years’ of senseless slaughter. Speaker Roger Edwards will be at Lyddington Village Hall at 6.30pm on Saturday 10th November to give a talk about the final hours of the final day. This is a free event with tickets available from the Old White Hart. Donations to The Royal British Legion are welcome

  • Easton on the Hill: Saturday 10th November A Celebratory Supper Dance **SOLD OUT** 7 for 7.30pm at the Blue Bell, Easton OTH, food and a 13 piece big band sound with vocalist from 8pm - tables of 10 for £400 - enquiries either Alex at the Blue Bell 01780 763003 or Ted Ford 01780 762502

  • Easton on the Hill Village Hall 10th and 11th November: Exhibition that will tell the story of villagers in the Great War, plus a war time tea room.  Also hand knitted poppies and outdoor film display of war footage

  • Greetham: Great War 100 concert, remembering the 12 from the village who died in WW1 - music and readers all from Greetham - 7pm at the church - all welcome on Saturday 10th Nove

  • A display of children's poetry, prose and artwork in Ironmonger St, Stamford from 11th  - 18th November

  • A Service of Thanksgiving at All Saints Church, Stamford. Thanksgiving for the end of the hostilities of WWI and later conflicts, remembrance of those who didn't return and dedication of the work of the Royal British Legion in Stamford on 18th November

  • On Armistice Day, Sunday 11th November 2018, there will be:

  • An Armistice Day parade in Uppingham at 9:30am from the town hall and Service of Remembrance at Uppingham St Peter & St Paul Church at 10:00am.  Wreaths will be laid at South View/London Road following the service from 11am

  • A short service at Crown Walk in Oakham, gathering at 10.45 for the 11am Silence and Act of Remembrance, led by Revd Brian McAvoy

  • An Armistice Day parade and service in Oakham in the afternoon: the military and county representatives will form in Oakham market place at 2:00pm and head to the County Service of Remembrance at Oakham All Saints Church at 2:30pm.  Following the service, wreaths will be laid at about 3.15 and straight after the parade will march from Church Street onto the High Street to the Market Place.  The Lord Lieutenant will take the salute.

  • An Armistice Day parade through Stamford & Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial, Broad St at 11:00am by civil dignitaries, the Royal British Legion and other ex-service organisations, Stamford Cadet Group, members of HM Forces and the people of Stamford

  • A service in All Saints Church, Easton on the Hill at 9.30am, followed by a short commemoration service at the war memorial from 10.30am including the 2 minute silence

  • Remembrance Service at St John's Church Ryhall at 10.45 with unformed youth organisations, children and staff of Ryhall C of E Academy and a short service of holy communion

  • Gretton and District Royal British Legion Holding Branch at 11.00am Spanhoe Airfield (on the Harringworth to Laxton Road) a service and wreath laying ceremony at the USAAF memorial. Last year there was attendance of around 70 people and a convoy of WW2 military vehicles present.

    At 2.45pm a parade will leave Gretton Recreation Ground led by Gretton Silver Band, representatives of village organisations, groups and residents for a Remembrance Day Service at St James Church starting at 3.00pm.
    Afterwards the congregation will make its way to the War Memorial on the Village Green for the wreath laying ceremony.  All welcome to both services.

  • Remembrance Day Service at Uffington St Michael and All Angels Church at 10.30 - silhouettes which are on display at Tallington Village Hall on 10th Nov will be taken there too

  • Adam Lowe will be providing a “We Will Remember Them” talk from 1:00pm at The Falcon in Uppingham

  • Remembrance Service at Essendine Village Hall from 2pm

  • A family film based on World War 1 will be played at The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Uppingham from 1:00pm, followed by a showing of Journeys End at 3:00pm

  • A lantern walk from All Saints Church in Oakham to the Castle at 4:30pm

  • A lantern procession to All Saints Church in Easton on the Hill from 4pm

  • A performance of Faure's Requiem conducted by Fergus Black at All Saints Church Stamford at 5:00pm

  • A candle flame procession from The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Uppingham from 6:45pm to the beacon

  • Battle's Over, beacon lighting commemorating 100 years since the end of WWI at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, Exton on Sunday 11th November 2018 at 7pm. A beacon will be lit by Deputy Lieutenant of Rutland, Ed Burrows, as one of 1000 ‘Battle’s Over’ beacons being lit throughout the United Kingdom to symbolise the 'light of hope' that emerged from the darkness of World War I. You are welcome to join The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment for the evening with food and drink available from 6pm.

  • Beacons will be lit in Oakham (Cutts Close), Uppingham (Tod's Piece - a candle will be carried from the church at 6.40pm and Nick Barfield and David Snodin will then light the beacon at Tod's Piece - they both had relatives in the Great War), Barnsdale, Barrowden, Ketton (private event) and Stamford (Recreation Ground) at 7:00pm


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