Waipa¯ pipers to play

Waipa Post - - News -

On Sun­day, Novem­ber 11 Waipa¯ pipers will play When the Bat­tle is Over around the district to com­mem­o­rate the cen­te­nary of Armistice Day.

Over 1500 pipers served in ac­tion dur­ing World War I. About 500 were killed in ac­tion and 600 more wounded. Some were awarded the Vic­to­ria Cross and some ‘un­of­fi­cial’ pipers were ser­vice­men who took their pipes with them.

When the Bat­tle is Over is played as a trib­ute to all ser­vice peo­ple, specif­i­cally pipers and drum­mers.

Pipers all over the world are play­ing at 6am their lo­cal time at memo­ri­als, cathe­drals and churches. Mu­si­cians from four pipe bands — Cam­bridge & Dis­tricts, Te Awa­mutu & Dis­tricts, Te Ku¯ iti & Dis­tricts and the Hamil­ton Cale­do­nian So­ci­ety Pipe Band will play.

Peo­ple are in­vited at 6am on Sun­day to the fol­low­ing lo­ca­tions:

- Memo­rial Gate­way at the Hairini, Ran­gioawhia Memo­rial Do­main

- Ki­hik­ihi WWI War Memo­rial by the Hall

- WWI memo­rial, cnr Bank and Teas­dale Sts, Te Awa­mutu

- Rukuhia Pri­mary School

- O¯ haupo¯ Memo­rial Hall - Pa¯ terangi School’s obelisk — on road­side

- Piron­gia Memo­rial Hall

- Hau­tapu RSA Memo­rial, Hau­tapu Ceme­tery

- Pukea­tua World War I War Memo­rial Church

- St An­drew’s Church Cam­bridge — World War I and Les Ques­noy memo­rial

- Cam­bridge Town Hall ceno­taph.

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