Across Britain, events are commemorating the centenary of the First World War (1914 to 1918). In Herefordshire, the official programme is organised by the First World War Commemoration Committee, led by the Lord-Lieutenant. To find out more, email or write to Herefordshire Lieutenancy Office, c/o Herefordshire Council, Plough Lane Offices, Plough Lane, Hereford HR4 0LE.

Herefordshire events for 2018 to 2019

Year Details
14 March to 29 April Hereford Cathedral, Poppies: Weeping Window sculpture. More details are available on Hereford Cathedral 2018
13 April In April 1916 at the Garrick Theatre in Hereford fund raising events were held to raise money to support soldiers at the front.

On 7 April 1916 eight children were sadly killed when a fire broke out at the end of their performance. The children who perished were: Peggy Baird, Connie Bragg, Linda Illman, Nellie Rutherford, Cissie Beavan, Violet Corey, Winnie Mailes and Phyllis White.

A plaque commemorating those who perished is to be dedicated in the Lady Arbour Garden at Hereford Cathedral at 10.30am on Friday 13 April 2018. There will be a short service of dedication conducted by the Dean of Hereford.
29 April Hereford Cathedral - RAF 100 Service of Commemoration
21/22 September Commemoration events for Cpl. Allan Leonard Lewis VC
5-9 November (Provisional) Hereford Cathedral – Reading of names of the fallen in WW1
11 November Armistice Day. Remembrance Services around the County and at 3.30 pm Service for the County in Hereford Cathedral during which the last reading of names will take place
29 June Centenary of the return of Herefordshire Light Infantry Colours: events in Leominster, Queenswood, Hereford Station and High Town