Waipa¯ pipers to play
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.