WWI Last Post Project Launches in Whiston

By on Thursday, February 27, 2014

last_post_whistonA nationwide project to commemorate the centenary of World War One is being launched in Whiston.

For a fortnight either side of Remembrance Sunday this year, over 300 UK towns will take part in the Last Post project by researching their heritage and holding WWI music recitals.

In February and March, however, Whiston is hosting its own Last Post events, along with five other towns, as part of the national launch.

Age UK are running sessions at the George Howard Centre, Whiston, where older people swap wartime memories and family stories with pupils from Sylvester Primary School in Huyton.

Under school choir leader Hayli Kincade, the children will sing songs from the era, including ‘Pack up Your trouble’ and ‘Keep the Home Fires Burning.’

In November, renditions of the famous military bugle call The Last Post will feature prominently in events.

Project executive Virginia Crompton said the project was “an invitation to find out more about our heritage and a simple but creative way to get involved and take part in the First World War Centenary.

“This very special music brings us all together to share our stories. It will be very exciting to hear The Last Post played across the country be it via the traditional bugle call or on a range of new instruments.”

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