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Battle's Over events around Staffordshire Moorlands

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Alton & Farley

Exhibition of the history of Alton and Farley from 1.00pm to 4.00pm at Alton Village Hall.  Followed by an evening with the Cheadle Town Band from 6.30pm.  A beacon will be lit at 7.00pm.


A beacon will be lit followed by the ringing of Church Bells .


Biddulph Town Council is holding a community beacon event at Biddulph Moor Village Hall. This will incorporate a large bonfire, refreshments, and church/ community contributions.

Brown Edge

The Beacon at Brown Edge will be lit on Marshes Hill on the northern outskirts of the village.  The Welcome  will be at 6.45 pm with the names of the Local Fallen read out before the Last Post is played by Mr. Paul Bullock and the band of the 5th Leek Scout and Guide Band. The Beacon will be lit and the Bells of St Annes' Church will peal.  The "Cry for Peace" will be read by Sgt. R. Scott, Air Search and Rescue Retired. Mr. John Acres and Liz Ellis of Radio Stoke will be attending to light the Beacon.  Meg, a local singer will perform before and after the lighting along with Talulah, a local Fire Dancer. Hot food and drinks will be available.  Further details can be obtained by emailing


Sunday 11th November

10.45am- Church Service, transmitted and recorded by BBC Radio Stoke.

11.30am- Light refreshments in Church after the service.

12.30pm- Process to the Village sign on Butterton Moor Bank.

1pm- The unveiling and dedication of the Doubly Thankful Village sign

1.30pm- Church open for Afternoon Tea, Displays of Bio files of all 'Our Men' who served in the Great War and WW11, Sale of £500 Draw tickets and Commemoration mugs.

2.30pm- The commencement of a 3 hour peal of bells in Church.

6.30pm- Gather at the Village Hall for the lighting of a beacon.

7pm- Eulogy read and beacon lit and Church Bells will ring again.

7.30pm- Pie and Pea Supper and Raffle - please contact Maggie 01538 304115 for tickets


Over the weekend of the 9th to 11th of November    St Peter's Church will house a display of floral exhibits created by various local floral artists to illustrate lines taken from poems or prose celebrating the end of the war.  On the evening of Saturday 10th November the Wetley Rocks Male Voice Choir will give a concert in church. The focal point of the weekend will the Service of Remembrance on Sunday 11th during which memorial cards will be presented to family members or descendants of those men of Caverswall who died and pupils from the Caverswall and Dilhorne Schools will parade the flags of the allied nations.


On 11 November a Church Service will take place involving the local schools.  The Last Post will be played at 6.55pm, a beacon will be lit (atop of St Giles the Abbot Church tower) at 7.00pm.  At 7.05pm the "Cry for Peace" will be delivered followed by ringing of the Church bells.


To honour and remember those who gave their lives in the First World War, on Sunday 11th November at 6.30pm at St. John the Baptist Church, Mill Lane Wetley Rocks there, will be a special Songs of Praise Service.  The service will end with the ringing of the Church Bell and the lighting of a beacon at the top of the rocks. The night will end with a Celebration Buffet in Wetley Rocks Village Hall.  There are a limited number of tickets available, so booking is adviseable.  To book your ticket please contact Lynn Parker (07582335613) or Pauline Clarke (01782 550555).


The Remembrance Service will take place at 11.00am the War Memorial, Main Road, Cotton, followed by light refreshments at The Cross Inn Pub.  The lighting of the beacon will take place at 7.00pm where the Landlord/Lady of 'The Cross Inn Pub' will light the Beacon on behalf of the Parish. A poem will be read out whilst the fire is taking hold.  Light refreshments will then be available in the Cross Inn.  Waterhouse's Primary School and The Faber School children who have participated in the event by creating a picture, poem, or anything associated with WW1, will be displayed on a board and winners announced by County Councillor Mike Worthington.  A raffle will be drawn at 8.30pm.


Commemorative Events start on Wednesday 7th November at All Saint Church where you will be able to drop in between 4-8pm and see our tribute to those who fought in WW1.  Light refreshments will be available.

A short service will be held at our War Memorial on Friday 9th November attended by the children from Dilhorne School, members of the Parish Council and residents of the village.  Sunday 11th November starts at 10am with a remembrance service at All Saints Church.  At 1pm our flag will be lowered to half mast.  The main event starts at 4pm at the Recreation Centre where we will have singers, a bugler playing the Last Post, a mock trench will be erected inside the hall.  Our beacon bonfire will be lit at 7.00pm.  We will be joining the Nation in ringing out the Bells for Peace at 7.05pm. The evening will end with a singalong.  Refreshments will be provided and the bar will be open.


St Margaret's Church will be lit with candle light.  The whole community will be welcome as the beacon is celebrated at 7.05pm with joyous Bell ringing and a celebration back in the Church Hall afterwards for refreshments.

Endon & Stanley

On November 11th The Parish Council is promoting The Battle's Over a Nation's Tribute. We are asking people to assemble at 6.45pm at Station Rd Playing Field. At 6.55pm A Bugler will sound the Last Post followed by the Beacon Lighting at 7.00pm by 102 year old WW2 Veteran Roy Horley, who has been awarded the prestigious Legion of Honour, assisted by members of the local Army Cadet Force. After the Church Bells have rung out for Peace, the Cry for Peace will be delivered.  At 7.15pm refreshments will be available in the Village Hall where there will be an exhibition of WW1 artefacts and students artwork based on war themes. Local groups and villagers will then present an entertainment in words and music.  This is a free event with an opportunity to donate to our charity 'Help for Heroes'.

Farley & Alton

Exhibition of the history of Alton and Farley from 1.00pm to 4.00pm at Alton Village Hall.  Followed by an evening with the Cheadle Town Band from 6.30pm.  A beacon will be lit at 7.00pm.


Beacon to be lit on Blythe Bridge Recreation Ground


A bugler will play the Last Post at 6.55 pm and a beacon will be lit at 7.00pm.


At 6.55pm the Last Post will be played at the War Memorial, followed by the lighting of a beacon and then the bells of St Werburgh's will ring out a peel as they did in 1918.


A bugler from Leek Royal British Legion will play The Last Post at 18.55 at the Nicholson War Memorial.  At 19.00, 419 candles will be lit on the memorial steps  to mark the number of fallen who were killed in WW1 and are listed on the war memorial.  At 19.05 the Leek Town Crier will perform a "Cry for Peace".


Event to take place on private land adjacent to Longnor Village Centre.

6.55pm the Last Post will be played followed by beacon lighting, bell ringing, candle/tealights in village. Tea and cakes afterwards.

Warslow and Elkstones

A beacon will be lit at 7:00 pm in front of the Warslow War Memorial in Cheadle Road , Warslow. Later candles will be lit in Warslow Village Hall.

Candles will be lit at 7:00 pm in the Church of St John the Baptist, Elkstones.


All events will take place At the Rock Monument by the Jubilee Garden. At 2pm there will be the service by the Rock Monument. This will be followed by a service at St Philips Church after which there will be a special WW1 reception in the Village Hall which will be specially decorated and there will be a buffet kindly provided by Jason at Funky Fillerz. All are welcome.

The day will also include the lighting of a special brazier.