Search

Town criers will mark end of world war one commemorations

PUBLISHED: 14:07 12 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:07 12 March 2018

Moira Scott-Peek presents a ceremonial town crier�s bell to Chelsea Pensioner Leo Tighe at the Royal Hospital Chelsea today. With her is her husband, pageantmaster Bruno Peek and Sgt Major Pearse Lally of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Picture: Royal Hospital Chelsea

Moira Scott-Peek presents a ceremonial town crier�s bell to Chelsea Pensioner Leo Tighe at the Royal Hospital Chelsea today. With her is her husband, pageantmaster Bruno Peek and Sgt Major Pearse Lally of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Picture: Royal Hospital Chelsea

Archant

A national event to mark the end of the slaughterhouse that was World War One will see 100 town criers enlisted by its Gorleston-based organiser.

International pageantmaster Bruno Peek has organised what he calls a “mass cry” to take place at 7.05pm on November 11 as part of the Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute commemoration marking the centenary of the end of the First World War that day.

Both are the brainchild Mr Peek who has organised major royal celebrations and international events for more than 36 years.

The cry will begin in New Zealand and work its way across international time zones to reflect the Commonwealth’s contribution to the war effort.

MORE; appeal for end of war bell ringers

In this country the cry will led by veteran Leo Tighe, a Chelsea Pensioner at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London on the night of November 11.

On Monday, which marked Commonwealth Day, Mr Peek’s wife Moira Scott-Peek presented a special ceremonial bell to Mr Tighe at the hospital, representing the women left behind when servicemen went to war.

Mrs Scott-Peek said: “We must never forget the sacrifice made by many millions of women.

“Not only did they have to watch their men go off to war, but had to look after children, as well as working in the fields and the factories, to keep the home fires burning, not knowing if loved ones would ever return home.”

Battle’s Over will begin at 6am on November 11 with 1,000 lone pipers playing outside cathedrals and community locations around the world. It will also include more than 1,000 churches and cathedrals sounding their bells simultaneously on the night in a Ringing Out for Peace.

At 6.55pm buglers will sound the Last Post at more than 1,000 Beacons of Light locations throughout the UK, ahead of their lighting at 7pm to signify the light of peace that emerged from the darkness of four years of war.

Mr Peek said: “This poignant milestone in world history is a timely moment to make a plea for global peace in our troubled world. It is what all those who fought and died in the Great War were battling for.”

MORE; honour for Bruno Peek

For more information about Battle’s Over visit www.brunopeek.co.uk/battles-over



Other News

33 minutes ago

One of the county’s worst performing healthcare trusts could merge with Norfolk’s best in a bid to bring together care in the community.

Yesterday, 17:35

Norfolk’s police chief has said he will make a case for more police officers on the street, but it would mean a rise in council tax.

Yesterday, 17:18

One in every five recycling trucks in Norfolk is contaminated as people are putting the “wrong things” in their bins, councils have warned.

Yesterday, 16:26

A “dangerous” arsonist, who risked lives by setting fire to his home in Great Yarmouth, was jailed before for starting two fires at a previous address, a court heard.

Most Read

Yesterday, 16:01

Parents at a Norfolk academy have described their anger after finding out that if their children had missed a day at school they would not be able to take part in a non-uniform day.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:12

Ambulances have been head butted, kicked, and had blue lights ripped off in shocking acts of vandalism on the emergency vehicles - sometimes while crews have been trying to treat patients.

Read more
NHS
Thu, 09:34

A 46-year-old shop assistant was racially abused by a customer in Great Yarmouth.

Read more

Plans for a former pub to be turned into a luxury tobacconist have been put under fire by a nearby health centre, with bosses arguing it would “give out entirely the wrong message”.

Read more
NHS
Mon, 18:00

School trips usually involve taking children to see one of Shakespeare’s great plays or visiting a historic museum.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 2°C

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy