Penistone Remembers.

10th October 2018by Barnsley Council

We will Remember Them.

Penistone Remembers is all about commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War One. We will also remember our town and the surrounding area during that time, with a community event being held on the evening of Sunday 11 November at St John’s Church. There will be a variety of activities taking place, culminating in the lighting of a beacon as part of the national ‘WW1 Beacons of Light’ campaign.

A partnership has been formed, with community representatives from the Penistone Show, St John’s Church, Penistone History and Archive Group, Penistone Town Council, Penistone Armed Forces Day as well as other local groups and businesses. The Penistone Ward Alliance has funded the project.

Rebecca Barnett, project lead, said: “We are very proud to be part of the national Beacon of Light campaign and it has been both interesting and humbling so far to read the stories about the local people who died or who were injured during that time. The event Penistone Remembers is a way to remember those local people as well as to show what it was like to be in our area at the time. This will be done in the town in the lead up to Sunday 11 November. ”

The team has been successful in applying for silhouette artworks from the ‘There But Not There’ project, the defining centenary commemoration of the end of the 1914-1918 war. These will be put up in key places in the lead up to 11th November.

All money raised will be donated to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in Penistone. For more information, please contact show.secretary@penistoneshow.com or 07752 635304.

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