Church marks First World War centenary with weekend events

Thetford Remembers War Is Announced event which took place last year

Thetford Remembers War Is Announced event which took place last year - Credit: Archant

Thetfordians will be able to look back on their town’s place in First World War history for another year as a series of events take place at a church this weekend.

Thetford Methodist Church, in Tanner Street, will host three days of war-time reminiscences from Friday to Sunday as part of the ongoing Thetford Remembers project.

The Exhibition of Everyday Life will kickstart the events on Friday and Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

The exhibition will show artefacts from 1900 to 1920 including books, Sunday School material, photographs, clothes, toys and more.

The Saturday will also see Thetford’s Town Crier, Mike Wabe, perform a cry at 9.45am and 11am to mark the event.


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From 10am to 11am, singers in costume will perform songs from the era.

They will be followed by a saxophone trio, who will play outside until noon.

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On Saturday evening, from 7.30pm, all are welcome to hear parlour songs sung around the piano, First World War readings performed and supper served.

On Sunday, at 10.30am, a First World War Sunday School Anniversary will be led by Nev Hodson.

Thetford Remembers is a Heritage Lottery- funded project designed to commemorate Thetford’s place in the First World War.

The Ancient House Museum is hosting an exhibition for the duration of the project, and further exhibitions, publications, arts events and a series of schools workshops will be held and produced over the period.

Are you holding an event that we should know about? Let us know by emailing tbw.news@archant.co.uk or call the Times’ Thetford Office by calling 01842 752510.

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