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We Will Remember Them – at Chester Castle
November 9, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Almost 1,000 people from the City of Chester gave their lives in the Great War. They will be remembered when their names are projected onto the Medieval walls of Chester Castle, which was a Cheshire Regiment base at the time.
The event will take place every night at Chester Castle over the weekend of the 9th to the 11th of November 2018, to mark the centenary of the Armistice.
This is an informal event organised by the Chester Civic Trust and Chris Matheson MP. The event has been made possible by the generous support of local businesses and organisations, who have donated time, equipment, facilities and expertise as a mark of respect for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
We hope people will take the time to attend the event, pay their respects to the people named on the Roll of Honour, and visit the WWI exhibition in the Military Museum.
We hope people will come and watch the video projected onto the walls as the list of names unfolds. It will feature images of Chester men in the trenches and other relevant scenes. The video lasts for approx. 30 minutes.
FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER: The video will be projected from 5.00 pm until 7.00 pm
SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER: The video will be projected from 6.00 until 8.00, and at this time the military museum will also open especially for the evening, so people can visit their WWI exhibition. Hot drinks will be available for purchase, with any profits going to SHARE, the Chester Homeless charity. It is a great sadness that many ex service men and women still find themselves homeless after serving their county.
SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER: The video will be projected from 6.00 until 9.00. At 8.30 after the last showing, we will play some of the music that the men and women who were sent to war would have enjoyed at the time. Hot drinks will be available for purchase, with any profits going to SHARE
After the 11tTH NOVEMBER: The video will be on display at the Military Museum, as part of their WWI exhibition
Image by Jocelyn Camilla Design