Battle’s Over: Commemorating 100 years since the end of WWI - Manchester Cathedral

Sunday 11 November

Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1SX

Manchester Cathedral is proud to be part of Battle’s Over - commemorating 100 years since the end of WWI. A nationwide Day of Commemorative Events marking the Centenary of the end of the First World War and paying tribute to the millions killed or wounded in battle, and those on the home front who struggled amidst pain and loss to help ensure freedom survived.

Organised by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Battle’s Over takes place on November 11 2018, with events throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, the Isle of Man.

It begins at 6am with over 1,000 lone pipers playing Battle’s O’er, a traditional Scottish air played after a battle, outside cathedrals and other individual locations throughout the country and overseas, following which a specially written tribute will be read out.

At 6.55pm buglers will sound the Last Post at more than 1,000 locations, where at 7pm WW1 Beacons of Light will be lit in a tribute signifying the light of peace that emerged from the darkness of four years of war. The bells will ring at 7.05pm.

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