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World War 1 Centenary

The Council’s Armed Forces Working Group is coordinating the response to the 100 year anniversary of World War 1.

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On Sunday 4th August 2014 the Council organised a commemorative service in Peace Memorial Park, Wigston to mark the anniversary of the start of the War. The service was lead by the vicar of All Saints Church and the Mayor of the Borough.

At its meeting in September 2014 Wigston Forum, which is funded and supported by the Council, voted to fund the erection of a new War Memorial outside All Saints Church in Wigston.

In July 2016 on the 100th anniversary of the action in which Sgt William Boulter was awarded the Victoria Cross a commemorative stone will be dedicate and laid in Wigston by the Council.

Also in July 2016 the Oadby Stakeholders, supported by the Council, organised a very popular and successful family day at Brocks Hill which incorporated many diverse aspects which sensitively commemorated the centenary of the war.

The Council will be supporting future events of commemoration.

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