The Hive marks the end of World War One

The Hive Published Thursday, 8th November 2018

The Centenary of the end of World War One is being marked at The Hive with a series of special events.

Worcestershire World War One Hundred is a four year programme of events and activities commemorating the role Worcestershire played in World War One.

Remembrance at The Hive this Friday (9) from 10am until 7pm will feature a performance by Bishop Perowne School the free screening of The Battle of the Somme film with a specially commissioned score by composer Laura Rossi.

Then on Saturday (10) from 10am until 4pm, the People’s Collection exhibition will be open and also visitors can see the WWW100 Bell Tent at The Hive.

On the same day, The Story of a War Memorial will feature the story of the All Saints Worcester War Memorial, just one of the thousands of war memorials erected after the end of the Great War.

Using the rare surviving papers from the committee which organised it, the fascinating story of how a parish went about commemorating their dead, how they decided what to do, how they raised the money  and the stories of some of the men remembered will be told.

Dr Adrian Gregson, Collections Manager, said: "This year the Remembrance period is particularly poignant with it being 100 years since the end of end of hostilities in 1918.

"Over these two days we have a number of events highlighting different aspects of the war, including films screenings, talks, and the World War One bell tent in The Hive atrium over the two days."

Book tickets at http://www.thehiveworcester.org/explore-the-past-events.html

All the events are free.

For more information email explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk or call 01905 766352.