Remembering Nottinghamshire’s Great War heroes

11 November 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War 1.

The County Council is hosting a series of events, including an open-air film screening and a Heritage Day at Rufford Abbey Country Park, to commemorate the centenary of the end of the war and the sacrifice of men and women from across Nottinghamshire.

Great War Memorial

Read more about the plans for the Great War memorial in the Memorial Gardens on Nottingham's Victoria Embankment, close to the City of Nottingham War Memorial.

More information about the memorial.

Upcoming and current events

Nottinghamshire's Victoria Cross WW1 heroes – touring exhibition

  • Tuesday 3 July - Sunday 11 November
  • Free – no booking required
  • Various locations across Nottinghamshire including libraries, Nottinghamshire Archives, Mansfield Museum, Southwell Minister and County Hall

An exhibition highlighting the six men who were born in Nottinghamshire and received the Victoria Cross – the highest award of the British honours system – during World War 1 (1914 to 1918) will be on tour throughout Nottinghamshire at local libraries and at special Great War commemoration events.

The exhibition will include a replica of the Victoria Cross and information about other medals awarded for service during the Great War.

More information about the exhibition.

1918 Armistice Anniversary Concert

  • Sunday 4 November
  • 3pm to 5.15pm
  • Theatre Royal Nottingham
  • tickets from £12

The Nottingham Harmonic Choir present Britten’s War Requiem and Williams’ Lark Ascending. Tickets available from £12.

More information about the concert.

Nottinghamshire Centenary Commemoration of the ending of the Great War and Armed Forces Covenant signing

  • Southwell Minster
  • Tuesday 6 November
  • from 4.30pm.

Join Dean of Southwell Minster, local dignitaries and representatives from the Germany Army to reflect on the passing of 100 years since the end of the Great War.

More information on the Centenary Commemoration.

Games of Remembrance

  • Thursday 8 November

Enjoy a fantastic sporting spectacle on Thursday 8 November when women and men from the British Army play women and men from the German Armed Forces in two football matches to remind us that two nations who were once enemies on the battlefield are now friends and allies.

A limited number of free group tickets are available for schools, youth groups and football clubs. Please email to apply.

Women's match

The Women’s match will take place from 12pm to 3pm at Notts County Football Club.

A family ticket (one adult and two children) to the match will cost £5. There is a £2.50 concession price for any uniformed services, under-16s, students and senior citizens.

Advance booking is essential. Buy tickets online. Tickets can also be purchased at the Notts County club shop or by calling 0115 952 9000.

Men's match

The Men's match will take place from 7pm to 9pm at Nottingham Forest Football Club.

Entry for two adults and two children will be £10. There is a £2.50 concession price for any uniformed services, under-16s, students and senior citizens.

Advance booking is essential. Buy tickets online. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Nottingham Forest ticket office or by calling 0115 982 4388.

VIPs and sporting legends from both countries will be attending as well as fan zones, music and exhibition areas.

Battle's Over – A Nation's Tribute

  • Victoria Embankment
  • Sunday 11 November - from 6.30pm to 10pm -  please note timings are provisional
  • free event​​​​​.

Working in partnership with Nottingham City Council, this family friendly event will include sound and lightscapes, poetry and music and in a moving tribute to Nottingham and Nottinghamshire’s 14,000 men and women who lost their lives.

More information about this event.

Past events

Outdoor Screening of War Horse. Rufford Abbey Country Park, Friday 17 August 2018.

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