The end of war

Armistice Day cen­te­nary is marked

Waipa Post - - Front Page -

A pho­to­graphic dis­play and light show at the Cam­bridge Town Hall on Sun­day night sig­nalled the start of week-long com­mem­o­ra­tions for the Armistice Day cen­te­nary.

The sound of Waipa¯ singer Katie Trigg and lo­cal band French Toast floated across the Cam­bridge Town Hall plaza as mem­bers of the pub­lic re­flected on 18 large pan­els telling the story of the lib­er­a­tion of Le Ques­noy in World War I.

There was also free hot choco­late, ice cream, face paint­ing and games.

Later in the evening a light and sound show was pro­jected onto the town hall’s ex­te­rior.

The short pre­sen­ta­tion will loop from 8.45pm to 9.30pm ev­ery night un­til Armistice Day on Sun­day, Novem­ber 11.

The Waipa¯ district is gear­ing up for a big week, with com­mem­o­ra­tive events con­tin­u­ing un­til Sun­day.

Make sure not to miss the Le Ques­noy Memo­rial Sculp­ture, de­signed by Waipa¯ artist Fred Gra­ham, on re­serve land near Lake Te Koo Utu, on the cor­ner of Thorn­ton Rd and Vic­to­ria St.

A high­light of the week will be the an­nual Armistice in Cam­bridge at the Mighty River Do­main from 9am to 4pm on Satur­day and Sun­day.

Mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles, weaponry, air­craft, mu­seum col­lecta­bles and uni­forms will be on dis­play from around the coun­try, along with re-en­act­ments of bat­tles in which New Zealan­ders fought.

A mil­i­tary mar­ket, me­dieval archery dis­play, ve­hi­cles pa­rades, weapon fir­ing demon­stra­tions and com­pe­ti­tions will be run­ning across the two-day event.

The event will also in­clude ed­u­ca­tional as­pects to un­der­stand what the war was about.

At 9.55am on Sun­day, a pa­rade will take place in Vic­to­ria St, fol­lowed by a ser­vice at the Town Hall. In Te Awa­mutu an Armistice Day com­mem­o­ra­tive ser­vice will be held at the An­zac Green on Sun­day at 10.30am.

■ Find Armistice in Cam­bridge on Face­book or visit armisti­cein­cam­bridge.co.nz

Photo / Bethany Rol­ston

A pho­to­graphic dis­play of 18 large pan­els telling the story of the lib­er­a­tion of Le Ques­noy in World War I cap­ti­vated peo­ple at Sun­day’s event.

Photo / Bethany Rol­ston

For­mer Te Awa­mutu Col­lege stu­dent Katie Trigg per­forms out­side the Cam­bridge Town Hall on Sun­day for the start of week-long com­mem­o­ra­tions for the Armistice Day Cen­te­nary.

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