Crystal Peaks Remembrance Day marks Great War 100th anniversary

CRYSTAL Peaks shopping centre will fall silent on Saturday November 10 it marks the hundredth anniversary of the End of the Great War and also remembers the people who lost their lives in two world wars and subsequent global conflicts.

Members of the Royal British Legion and local scouts and community groups will meet at 10.30am and then parade through the centre’s East Mall and to the Central Atrium where they will observe the Last Post and the traditional two minutes silence at 11am and then march on through the West Mall.

In addition, Crystal Peaks is currently hosting a special Remembrance Day display in a unit on its East Mall.

And the centre is also supporting Sheffield’s Great War, a series of short talks from six local speakers, led by Dr Chris Corker, which will be held at Sheffield City Hall on November 18, from 11.30am to 3.30pm.

Among the topics covered will be the Sheffield Zeppelin Air Raid, Sheffield PALS Battalion, hospitals of Sheffield, women’s work and rural Sheffield.

“The Remembrance Day Parade is a tradition that Crystal Peaks is always extremely proud and honoured to support,” said centre manager Lee Greenwood.

“And we know that our visitors are always pleased to observe the two minutes silence and share the special moment of tribute to our Armed Forces.

“As this year marks the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War, we are particularly pleased to be hosting a small display in the centre and also to be supporting the Sheffield’s Great War event.”

To find out more about the event visit sheffieldsgreatwar.co.uk