Welwyn's Festival of Remembrance
Each November we remember all those killed in conflict, but in particular this year Welwyn will mark the centenary since the end of WW1 with a Festival of Remembrance including:
A graphic by local artist Bryan Parkes on the church glass doors
46 named crosses for each of the men and one woman on Welwyn’s 1914 - 1918 Roll of Honour planted either side of the church path
Information about the 46 on the church pews
An exhibition about Welwyn one hundred years ago (open daily from 9.30 am – 3.30 pm)
The following events will take place in St Mary’s Church or Church House. Refreshments will be available at those marked * in aid of the Royal British Legion:
Monday 5th November at 7.45 pm*
An illustrated talk by Debbie Coupland (Great War Tours) about the Mayes family’s war.
Wednesday 7th November at 7.45 pm*
Film (50 minutes): A County at War: Life on the Homefront in Hertfordshire, the Armistice edition. Available on You Tube here
Thursday 8th November at 2.30 pm*
An illustrated talk by Paul Jiggens (Welwyn History Society) on Welwyn Men and World War 1.
Saturday 10th November from 10.00 am – 12 noon*
Details about the 46 on a video loop available here
Sunday 11th November
8 and 9.30 am: Holy Communion
Parade through Welwyn from Ottway Walk carrying the 46 crosses
11 am: Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial followed by parade service in church
6.30 pm: Evensong ‘From Fear and Anxiety to Hope and Peace’ will include hymns sung at the Armistice service in St Mary’s on 13th November 1918 and secular readings, poetry and diaries.