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Public Events for 100 Years of RAF Formation and Commemorating WW1 Centenary

Public Events for 100 Years of RAF Formation and Commemorating WW1 Centenary

October 26, 2018


Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is running a number of events this weekend which are open to the public to attend which will run from Saturday 10th November to Sunday 11th November.


Saturday 10th November - the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the RAF - Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum and Market Square 12.45pm-3.30pm

There’s the opportunity to see and experience sitting in the cockpit of an iconic RAF Spitfire. Air Cadet Drills will be running at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Children can get involved in family craft activities at the event space in Market Square and there will be music from Dynamic Brass.

Elected Members of Council with invited guests will be in attendance with special guests including representatives from the RAF.

 

Sunday 11th November - Remembrance Service War Memorial, Lisburn, service begins at 10.30am

The Council will attend the Royal British Legion’s Remembrance Service, as it does each year, at the War Memorial outside Castle Gardens.  This year as it is the Centenary of the end of World War One, the Council is keen to advise that this Remembrance Service is open to anyone who wishes to attend.

The Royal British Legion will parade to the War Memorial and will arrive there at approximately 10.25am. Elected Members of Council will be in attendance as respects are paid to the fallen and wreaths will be laid at this solemn occasion.

Please note that should you wish to attend that you are advised to be in place at 10am as roads may be affected.

Traffic restrictions will be in place from 10am on Castle Street and Wallace Avenue. 

Anyone wishing to attend the Service can park in any of the following car parks:

  • Laganbank Road Car park 
  • SERC Underground Car Park - Entry via Wallace Avenue
  • Lisburn Cathedral 
  • Grahams Gardens Surface Car Park - Entry via McKeown Street & Graham Gardens
  • Lagan Valley Island - 84 spaces available via Gregg Street entrance
  • Queens Road Car Park 
  • Quay Street Car Park 

 

Sunday 11th November 6.30pm - Battle’s Over Beacon Lighting at Castle Gardens, Lisburn

Members of the public are invited to attend a special Beacon Lighting Service at Castle Gardens. This event is intended to mark the centenary of World War One with Elected Members and special guests.

A Beacon will be lit at 7pm and there will be a Tribute to the Millions who lost their lives during this long period in history.  Bells will be rung from Christ Church in Lisburn, at Lisburn Cathedral and at Ballinderry Church. The Beacon will be lit by the Right Worshipful the Mayor, Councillor Uel Mackin.

If you wish to attend this service you are advised to be in Castle Gardens from 6.15pm-6.30pm. The event will begin at 6.40pm.

The Council will also hold a short flag-lowering ceremony on Sunday evening prior to the Beacon Lighting at its Headquarters building.

Anyone wishing to attend the Service can park in any of the following car parks:

Queens Road Car Park 
Quay Street Car Park