Shevington shop remembers First World War

29 October 2014

The 100-year anniversary of the First World War will be commemorated in Wigan and Leigh Hospice’s shop in Shevington.

Throughout the second week in November the shop window will feature a themed display and the names of those from Shevington who died in the Great War will be listed.

On Tuesday, November 11th a special day of commemorative activities will be held at the shop on Gathurst Lane when medals will be on display, poems will be read and music from the 1910s will be played.

Staff will be dressed as land girls or pit brow lassies and Trench Cakes, which were eaten by soldiers during the war, will be on sale.

And at 11am a cornet player from Pemberton Brass Band will play The Last Post.

Volunteer Gill Rigbye applied for a grant from Wigan Council to hold the commemoration and was successful in receiving £297.50.

"The grant enables our community to appreciate the sacrifice made by so many to give us our freedom today," she said.

Every customer will be given a pack of poppy seeds when they leave.


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