WW1 - 100 Years

Holsworthy WW1 100 years

To the Memory of the Fallen and the Future of the Living

Holsworthy Town Council is inviting other local community organisations to organise a series of events to commemorate, thank and remember all those individuals who were involved in World War One.

2018 marks 100 years since the end of WW1

One of the ambitious aims of the project is to turn Holsworthy into the “Poppy Town” of Devon, but we also want the surrounding parishes to be a part of these activities. We want poppies to be everywhere, whether they are knitted, ceramic, cardboard etc …….no display can be too small and houses, gardens, shops need to a blaze of poppy red from now onwards!

Information about the planned activities and poppy making is available on the HTC website, as well as posters in shops. Updates are on the website and on the HTC Facebook page.

We want to remember all the people who were involved in WW1, who lived in Holsworthy and the surrounding area. A permanent WW1 Memorial Tree Trail will be planted in Stanhope Park with 39 trees to remember the 39 local service personnel who died during the war and the 40thtree, will represent all of those who survived and lived through this tough time………...this will take place in October.  

Holsworthy Town Council will be holding an event in Stanhope Park on Saturday 29thSeptember 2pm – 10pm, this is free admission, allowing everyone to come together and commemorate the last 100 years. There will be live music, stalls, food, poems, readings, local school input, WW1 tank, Help for Heroes vehicle, RBL lorry & lots more. Posters are appearing around the town and surrounding parishes, this is also on HTC website and Facebook page. 

In addition, the local schools and local organisations will have their own events over the next few months, which will be advertised individually. 

Remembrance Sunday on 11thNovember 2018 will start as usual in Holsworthy Square, with a special agenda of activities for that very important day including the National Lighting of the Beacon which is to take place along the coast line of England. Holsworthy Town Council have signed up and are taking part in this momentous occasion. Please get in touch if you want more information about events in the next few months!


Holsworthy Town Council 01409 253312




From th 2nd to 11th     

Friday 2nd Nov 2pm - Act of Remembrance with blessing of the Armistice100 Trees

~ In Stanhope Park.

Sunday 4th Nov 6pm- All Souls Service, Pyworthy Parish Church

~ A service to remember and give thanks for departed loved ones 

Sunday 11th November - Remembrance Sunday and Armistice100

~ 9.30am Holsworthy Parish Church

~ 10.50am Bridgerule Parish Church

~ 10.50am Pyworthy Parish Church

~ 10.55am Holsworthy Town Square

~ 11.30Anvil Corner

~ 2.30 for 2.45pm March off, Parade & Service, - Holsworthy Town Square & Parish Church 

 6.55pm Last Post - Outside Holsworthy Parish Church

~ 7pm Lighting of the Beacon - Holsworthy Parish Church

~ 7.05pm Ringing Out for Peace, for more information -  www.brunopeek.co.uk  Church bells will be rung across the nation