The end of war
Armistice Day centenary is marked
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.
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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.
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.