Hampshire County Council to mark end of First World War with series of events 

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A SERIES of events are being held to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Hampshire County Council has organised the events in the lead up to Remembrance Sunday. They include the reading of letters from a young officer, a display of cascading poppies, a concert and exhibitions.

There will also be a service of remembrance at Winchester Cathedral on November 11 at 10am.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Councillor Roy Perry, leader of the council, said: ‘Every year, towns and villages across the county join others worldwide in falling silent to mark Armistice Day. 

‘Even 100 years on, we can still feel how Hampshire was changed by the Great War; the tremendous losses during the war, and the years of hardship that followed, all left their mark.

‘It is fitting we now remember the courage of those who fought in the conflict.’

For all the events visit hants.gov.uk/firstworldwar.