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Great War Centenary Events Announced

Details of how Jersey will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War have been announced.

Events will span 16 days, beginning with the opening of the Field of Remembrance, and ending with a beacon of light ceremony on Remembrance Sunday.

Under the banner Jersey 2018, the island will commemorate the end of hostilities a hundred years ago.

The Heart Stone memorial brought here from the Somme in France will be carried from the Weighbridge to the Royal Square, following the reverse route of the Jersey soldiers who set off to war in 1915.

The cylindrical granite core of the stone unveiled in Guillemont this summer will be placed in a casing on the Royal Court steps.

It will then be unveiled in a special evening ceremony on 9th November attended by the Bailiff and the Lieutenant Governor.

A Celebration of Armistice concert will take place on 10th November at Fort Regent.

It will include performances from the Jersey Chamber Orchestra, the Band of the Island of Jersey, Jersey Cadet organisations, the Jersey Sings Choir, the Jersey Armistice Choir and the Jersey Youth theatre alongside renowned singer Kate Royal.

On November 11th, there will be the annual Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph on the Parade at 11am.

Later that day, the Royal British Legion bikers will ride around the island -lighting a candle at each parish war memorial.

The motorcycles will finish at Les Landes in St Ouen to ignite a 7 metre high beacon. It will be one of 1000 across the British Isles signifying the end of the centenary commemorations.

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