It’s a time for remembrance

Portsmouth City Museum
Portsmouth City Museum
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It’s the time of year where old and young alike come together to commemorate the First World War fallen and also remember those who have been lost in subsequent conflicts.

There are plenty of poppy-filled events happening today and throughout the weekend to keep the family informed, entertained and inspired.

You can follow a poppy trail around Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard and visit the National Museum of the Royal Navy to discover stories linked to the First World War.

Youngsters will also be able to be make their own Remembace Day poppy to wear during the commemorations or to include in a giant wreath which will be placed on a flagpole at the entrance to the Historic Dockyard.

Visitors will also be able to collect a family identity card at the doorway to Action Stations and complete challenges while navigating the interactive exhibitions.

Both events will run daily until Sunday from 10am to 5pm and are free with a vaild ticket to the dockyard.

Portsmouth City Museum is presenting a collection of stories from over 200 servicemen and women and civilians supporting the war effort at home.

The Lest We Forget exhibition has an assortment of photographs, documents, medals, memorials, certificates of thanks, commemorative and war effort items, as well as gifts to servicemen provided by Princess Mary for you to explore.

Free to all ages, the exhibition is open daily from 10am to 5pm from this week until the end of January.

There’s a Remembrance Dinner Dance at the Thorngate Halls in Gosport tomorrow evening.

Dance along to the sounds of the era performed by The Tony Strudwick Band and Radio Haslar.

Dress in black tie or wartime forces uniform and enjoy a three-course meal.

The dance will run from 6.30pm to 12.30am and tickets cost £20.

To book or for more details call (023) 92 510012.

On Remembrance Sunday you can watch the story of ‘Five Beaches’ which tells the tale of the D-Day landings in Normandy in 1944 and is performed by a group of actors from Bay House School, Gosport.

The play starts at 3pm and 4pm and is free with a valid ticket to the D-Day Museum in Southsea.