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Lancashire Commemorates WW1

Courtesy of Lancahire County Council"Lancashire commemorates World War One" is your website that signposts you to the many events taking place across the county to mark the centenary of the "war to end all wars".

Tens of thousands of proud Lancastrians perished in this war. Their names are recorded on war memorials in every city, town and village. We will remember them.

A whole host of Lancashire organisations are running events, including the army, navy, air force, emergency services, local government, religious, museums, Pals organisations, veterans groups and many more.

Please visit this website regularly to check on forthcoming events. If you wish to add to the growing list feel free to contact us – you'll find the details below.

Tell your family and friends about these events, especially our younger ones. Lest we forget.

Lord Shuttleworth


Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire

    • Commemorative Events

      Commemorative Events

      Hundreds of commemorative events are taking place across Lancashire 2014-2018, to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War. Many will appear here - if you'd like to add your event go to visitlancashire.com/addevent

    • We Remember

      We Remember

      If you have photographs or images of memorabilia of familiy and friends who fought in WW1, or that relate to Lancashire during the war years - you can add these to the gallery.

    • Historic Timeline

      Historic Timeline

      On 4th August 1914 Britain declared war on Germany when it broke the 1839 Treaty of London by invading neutral Belgium..

    • Links

      Links

      To find out more about the organisations and institutions related to WW1 or military history, you'll find some useful links here.

    • Lancashire's WW1 Memorials

      Lancashire's WW1 Memorials

      BBC Radio Lancashire reveals places in Lancashire that tell a story of World War One.

    • Lancaster Commemorates

      Lancaster Commemorates

      Download this guide and find out all about the events and activities taking place in Lancaster to commemorate WW1. The guide all contains a trail with information of relevant war related venues and buildings in the city.

    • Preston Remembers

      Preston Remembers

      Preston Remembers is a partnership project that is joining together the activities, exhibitions and events that are happening from 2014 – 2018 in Preston to mark the centenary of the First World War. Click through to their website to find out more.

    • Our Lives – World War I

      Our Lives – World War I

      The first production of ‘Our Lives – World War I’ had its premiere on Friday 13th June at St. Andrew’s Church Leyland.

    • Rossall: A School at War

      Rossall: A School at War

      Lancashire has many stories to tell about the Great War, and the recent discovery of a collection of letters in the back of an old book is helping Rossall School in Fleetwood to piece together its own part in the conflict.

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