The city-wide project will commemorate the 100 year milestone and reflect upon the horrors of war, remembering the 37 million military and civilian casualties of the First World War. York Remembers will explore a diversity of perspectives on the causes and consequences of the war and explore how we can learn the lessons of the past to help build peace in the future.
Key events for this year’s anniversary commemorations include:
- Restoration of the Acomb War Memorial and refurbishment work on the 12 WW1 graves located in the St Stephens churchyard
- Renaming of the Tedder Road park to commemorate Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir William Forster Dickson, GCB, KBE, DSO, AFC who was a Royal Naval Air Service aviator during the First World War
- 100 Years:1000 Voices – an inter-school event, bringing together school-aged children to sing commemorative songs about World War One in The Barbican on November 12th.
- 100 Years Since the Armistice – On November 10th a event by Fishergate, Fulford and Heslington Local History Society tells the life stories of the 86 former pupils of Fishergate School who are named on the Great War Memorial in the school porch.
Volunteers from GoodGym will be starting work on tidying the area around the 12 WW1 graves in St Stephens cemetery on Monday from about 6:30pm