Single Piper to play Battle's Over tribute in Middleton this Remembrance Day
Date published: 09 November 2018
Photo: Pete Collins
The soldier and poppy tribute in a stunning night scene at the site of the former Providence Church, Middleton’s Market Place
At 6.00am on Remembrance Sunday 2018, a single piper will stand outside the former Providence Church, Middleton’s Market Place and play the traditional Scottish lament played at the end of battle - 'Battle’s O’er' to mark the exact time the Armistice was signed in 1918 and signal the finale of the four-year commemoration of World War One.
This is part of a nationwide Day of Commemorative Events marking the Centenary of the end of the First World War and paying tribute to the millions killed or wounded in battle, and those on the home front who struggled amidst pain and loss to help ensure freedom survived.
Organised by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Battle’s Over takes place on 11 November 2018, with events throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and at scores of locations overseas, including New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, Bermuda, France, Belgium, Canada, the United States and Germany.
It begins at 6.00am with over 1,000 lone pipers playing Battle’s O’er, a traditional Scottish air played after a battle, outside cathedrals and other individual locations throughout the country and overseas, following which a specially written tribute will be read out.
At 6.55pm buglers will sound the Last Post at more than 1,000 locations and at 7.00pm World War One Beacons of Light will be lit in a tribute signifying the light of peace that emerged from the darkness of four years of war.
Church bells will ring at 7.05pm across the country.
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