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.

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 (1914-1918) 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.

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.

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.

The Women’s match will take place from 12 noon 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 U16s, students and senior citizens.

Book tickets at the Notts County club shop or tel 0115 952 9000

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 U16s, students and senior citizens.

Book tickets at the Nottingham Forest club shop  or tel 0115 982 4388

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

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

Past events

FREE Outdoor Screening of War Horse *SOLD OUT*

  • Friday 17 August 2018
  • 6pm to 9.30pm
  • Rufford Abbey Country Park

Bring along a picnic, chairs, and blankets - and enjoy this outdoor cinema screening with friends and family. Also be prepared for the weather!

Gates open at 6pm and the film will start at 7pm. Well behaved dogs are allowed and must be kept on leads at all times.

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