TO COMMEMORATE the centenary of The Armistice, Colne Town Council is mounting its finale event under the Colne Commemorates banner, a free Exhibition at the Town Hall.


The Heritage Lottery Fund supported Exhibition will be held over two days on Saturday, 10thNovember and Sunday, 11thNovember from 11.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Exhibition organiser, Eleanor Jolley, explained: “This will be our most ambitious exhibition and will formally draw to a close our four years of Colne Commemorates events.  We are grateful to all the primary schools who have submitted research, exhibits and artwork.  We offer our especial thanks to Park High School teacher, Mr Heath and his Year 8 History pupils, who are providing extra hands to help us both to stage and man this exhibition, which is spread across a suite of rooms in The Town Hall.”

The exhibition will look back across the three main Colne Commemorates events held in 2014, 2016 and 2018, as well as encompassing a wealth of output from its successful Primary Schools Outreach Programme. There will also be films of past Commemorates events and the fascinating Colne Homefront information banners.

Throughout the exhibition there will be a Book of Remembrance available for the public to record their thoughts, as well as note their family connections with the First World War.  There will also be craft activities for children.

Cllr Sarah Cockburn-Price said: “Once again, we will be offering visitors the opportunity to step back in time in our magnificent, Victorian Town Hall.  Not only will people be able to experience the grandeur of the architecture, but they will also be able to don period costume in the Mayor’s Parlour, which still boasts the original furniture that was recently discovered wrapped up in brown paper in the cellars.  This room is therefore a unique Victorian time capsule that is rarely open to the public.”

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