Northampton Museums

Northampton Museums showcased a wealth of activity to commemorate the generation who served, sacrificed, and changed our world 100 years on, including:

100 Objects
8 August – 11 November

Through the mediums of talks, object displays and social media, Northampton Museums highlighted an object from the Great War to countdown each day until the Armistice Day.

Oral History Family Stories from the First World War                                                       
28 September, 2 – 4pm
Abington Park Museum

Tales relating to life on the front line and the home front during the First World War. Audio clips and visual images were shared relating to the final 100 days of conflict in Europe and post-war life in Northampton.

Final Weeks of War                                                                                                                                        
5 October, 11.30am – 12.30pm
Abington Park Museum

Conflict and Communities Project Officer, Dr Rachael Abbiss, delivered a lunchtime lecture focusing on the final months of conflict in Europe during 1918, including the Battles of Amiens, Bapaume and Scarpe, and the impact of war on Northampton.

Armistice Day: A 100 year Memorial
11 November, 12 - 3pm
Market Square, Northampton

100 years ago on 11th November 1918 the First World War ended.

After the Armistice Service at All Saints Church, people headed to Market Square where they could watch performances by The Looking Glass Theatre showcasing excerpts from the play ‘Killed’, listen to First World War poetry read by Nairobi Thompson and extracts written by the CreativeWriters@theMuseum. Singing was provided by the Male Voice Choir and Jess Hunting lead her Classical Choir.

People were also able to participate in Museum activities including the handling of WWI objects, bunting making and other crafts. Images and videos from the Conflict and Community Archive were on display.

For further details about at events at Northampton Museum, please visit their website or follow their updates on Facebook or Twitter

Contact us

If you would like to write to us, our postal address is:
Thank You Team, Remembrance Department
199 Borough High Street
London SE1 1AA

Or email us at: remembrance@britishlegion.org.uk