The 100th anniversary of Armistice Day is less than a week away. If you’re travelling to a match this weekend, here are some of the places that might be appropriate for a few moments of quiet reflection.
There are regimental museums in
Bury Fusilier Museum (Dover Athletic fans may be in Bury on Saturday 10 November)
Gillingham Royal Engineers Museum (Hartlepool are at Gillingham on 10 Nov)
London Fusilier Museum at the Tower of London, Guards Museum at Wellington Barracks, Honourable Artillery Company at Armoury House by appointment, Household Cavalry at Horse Guards
Norwich Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum (Millwall on 10 Nov)
Preston Lancashire Infantry Museum
City, town and county museums have regimental galleries in
Accrington Accrington Pals, East Lancashire Regiment (Colchester on 10 Nov)
Cardiff Firing Line: Museum of the Welsh Soldier (Brighton on 10 Nov)
Carlisle Cumbria County Infantry Regiment Derby 9th/12th Royal Lancers Museum (Aston Villa on 10 Nov)
Doncaster Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum
Fleetwood Royal Naval Patrol Service
Leicester Royal Leicestershire Regiment Museum (Burnley on 10 Nov)
Lincoln Royal Lincolnshire Regiment (Northampton Town on 10 Nov)
Liverpool The King’s Regiment (Fulham on 11 Nov)
Luton Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment (Wycombe Wanderers on 10 Nov)
Newcastle Light Dragoons & Northumberland Hussars (Bournemouth on 10 Nov)
Northampton Northamptonshire Regiment
Nottingham The Museum of the Mercian Regiment is temporarily in Mansfield Museum until 24 Nov (Stoke at Forest on 10 Nov; Charlton at Mansfield on 11 Nov)
Rotherham York & Lancaster Regiment
Shrewsbury Shropshire Regimental Museum (Salford City on 11 Nov)
There will be displays and events scheduled all over the country. Those below are the ones I’m aware of. Please add any you know of in a Comment and I’ll update the post.
Burnley Towneley Hall pictured right
Derby Museum & Art Gallery Postcards from the Front, and WWI stories (see above)
Fleetwood (Euston Gardens) (above)
Huddersfield Tolson Museum). The museum itself was donated to the people of Huddersfield in memory of the owner’s two nephews who died in WWI (West Ham on 10 Nov)
Rochdale Touchstones (Leicester U-21 on 6 Nov, Gateshead on 10 Nov).
To 31 Mar 2019
London The Imperial War Museum’s Making a New World is a series of exhibitions, music, performance and public debates.
To 6 Jan
Colchester Colchester in the First World War at Colchester Castle Museum
To 25 Nov
Manchester Poppies: Wave Wave and Weeping Window are from the original concept by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper.
To 17 Nov
Leeds There but not There Leeds Minster presents displays and installations around the church.
Norwich All Fades to Silence Photography, installation and writing at the Crypt Gallery, Norwich.
To 11 Nov
Colchester War, Art & Reconciliation at the The Minories Galleries.
Blackpool, Liverpool (Formby), Sunderland (Roker), Swansea Pages of the Sea Communities will gather on beaches around the country to say Thank You and Goodbye to the men and women who left these shores.
London Goodbye to all That at Southwark Playhouse.
Manchester Breaking the Silence Alongside Manchester-based music charity Brighter Sound, IWM North will mark 100 years of Remembrance with a sonic performance from young musicians in Manchester; at 11.06am, 12.10pm and 1.10pm.
If you know of other events or exhibitions, please leave a Comment and I’ll update the post.