November Whats On with Armistice Events

Our long-term lookahead at local events, ‘What’s On in Warwick at a Glance’ has been updated for November onwards, and has a full list of the commemorations marking the centenary of the WWI Armistice on Sunday November 11th. 

The home of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, which lost over 11,600 men, the Warwickshire Yeomanry and the Warwickshire Royal Horse Artillery, the county town is playing a prominent role in the commemorations.  Events on the eleventh day of the eleventh month when the fighting stopped in 1918 will begin at 6am with a dawn piper at the war memorial in Church Street. During the day there will be special church services, the two minutes’ silence,  wreath-laying and a march through the town. At lunchtime the bells of St. Mary’s will be rung in celebration, joining the ringing of church bells at nearly every church tower in the country. 

The Warwick commemorations will end with an evening ceremony at Warwick Castle where the Town Crier will join an international ‘Cry for Peace’, and one of a thousand national beacons will be lit. 

You can find a complete list of local events coming up in the next six months on our ‘What’s On in Warwick’ under Events on this website.