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Commemoration Event Calendar

World War One Commemorations

The Isle of Man Government will play a central role in efforts to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One. 

The World War One Commemoration Steering Group, Chaired by Edmund Southworth, Director of Manx National Heritage, supports community organisations and public authorities in marking significant milestones taking place between 2014 and 2018.

This web page features a local events calendar for forthcoming/current events and activities in order to raise awareness and so that Island organisations can plan their activities and avoid any potential clashes. Details of the various commemoration events and activities that have already taken place across the Island can be viewed here.

Mr Southworth said:

‘Many nations will mark the anniversaries of key events during the period from 2014 to 2018, reflecting on the experiences of ordinary men and women and how the war has shaped the last 100 years. We want to gain an overview of how the Isle of Man as a whole is planning to commemorate WWI, so that we can help to coordinate and publicise activities and act as a central point of contact for information.’ 

Any individuals or organisations planning to stage an event between 2014 and 2018 are asked to notify:

Nadine Gordon

Secretary to the WW1 Commemoration Steering Group

Telephone:+44 1624 685741

Email:Send Email

Commemorative events

DateEventVenueInformationContact
July 2017 to September 2019 Honouring Ramsey's Fallen Ramsey War Memorial Ramsey Town Commissioners will place a small wooden cross at the Ramsey War Memorial and observe a minute's silence observed to honour those who lost their lives during the Great War

See the full list of dates 

Manx Radio show: Remembering Ramseys War Fallen

Ramsey Town Commissioners
+44 1624 810100

Ramsey Branch Royal British Legion – Mr D Llewellyn 
+44 7624 453817
November 2017 Honouring Soldier Advocates TBC There are plans for a plaque to be unveiled which honours the Manx advocates and students of law who served their country in the First World War. 

Manx radio show: WW1 soldier advocates to be honoured 
TBC
Friday 10 November, 2017 Church service and parade before the unveiling of a plaque Courts of Justice Like many areas of the Island, The Isle of Man Legal Profession was greatly affected by the First World War. On Friday 10th November, 2017 the Law Society have arranged for a Church service and parade before the unveiling of a plaque at the Courts of justice. This is to commemorate Legal Professionals who served in the First World War and those who gave their lives so we can have the life we have today.

The parade will take a route from St Georges Church, along Hill Street, up Bucks Road and into Deemsters Walk. It will only take a few minutes but during that time the roads will be closed, although if you are already parked on those streets you are welcome to remain. he parade will take a route from St Georges Church, along Hill Street, up Bucks Road and into Deemsters Walk. It will only take a few minutes but during that time the roads will be closed, although if you are already parked on those streets you are welcome to remain.

The parade will take place shortly after 2.15pm, the roads will close immediately before the parade and open immediately after it has passed.

Event Management Solutions, if you have any questions please contact Peter on +44 7624 482577.

Additional events and resources

Please submit the online form or use the relevant PDF form to notify us of any up and coming World War One Commemoration Eventsactivities or representation at off-Island events so that we may add them to our calendar. Individuals or organisations planning an event may wish to consider applying for financial assistance from the Manx Lottery Trust, Culture Vannin and/or the Isle of Man Arts Council. Further information is available.

You may also wish to read the World War One Isle of Man Milestones a Manx Chronology of the Great War.

You may also be interested in the World War One timeline of events.

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