End of War in Eastbourne
End of War in Eastbourne

End of War

Eastbourne Commemorates

Armistice Poppies

1918 - 2018

Commemorating the centenary of the Armistice that marked the end of World War One, Eastbourne will see the results of a year-long research project displayed across the town.

The project has seen volunteers research and record details of the lives of all the 1,258 men and women from Eastbourne who died during the conflict and whose names appear on the Memorial Board in the Town Hall.

Twilight Projection 5 - 11 November

Edward Gorringe

As night falls from 5 - 11 November, Eastbourne Town Hall will display a moving twilight projection showing many of the soldiers who died.  Displayed on the Mayoral windows of the Town Hall from 5 - 7pm, the emotive projection will include a new display of photographs each evening.

An exhibition will also be on display during the day in the Town Hall from 5 - 11 November.

More Remembrance Events

Remembrance Sunday Parade 11 November

Eastbourne's annual Remembrance Sunday Service will take place on 11 November at 11am at the War Memorial roundabout off Cornfield Road.  Featuring the Mayor of Eastbourne and standard bearers from the combined services associations, a parade will begin from the Arndale Centre from 10.15am.

St John's Church Festival of Remembrance 5 - 11 November

St John’s Church in Meads will be holding a week-long festival of remembrance from 5 – 11 November, opening the tower each day with an exhibition remembering the 69 local men who died in WW1, along with a 24-hour vigil, art exhibition, storytelling, drama, a memory workshop day with Age Concern, talks, school concerts, choirs and a Community Remembrance quilt.

A Community Peace Party on 11 November will also welcome The Lord Lieutenant to St Johns and a worship celebration includes X-Factor finalist Anton Stephans, who will sing at the event.

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Arndale Memorial Gardens

Organised by Eastbourne Pals Association, two memorial gardens in the Arndale Shopping Centre, will commemorate the fallen.

St Andrew's Silhouettes

Funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, the display at St Andrews Church in Seaside will see 10 Perspex silhouettes representing some members of the parish who lost their lives in the war.