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WW1 Centenary Commemoration weekend County Durham Palace Green

World War One Centenary Commemoration weekend for Durham on Palace Green took place on 13th and 14th September 2014.  

The Dedication of the Durham Light Infantry Memorial Statue took place in Durham Market Place on Sunday 14th September followed by the Durham Light Infantry and WW1 Commemoration Service in Durham Cathedral.

There was a community exhibition project for WW1 with a large screen where archive film footage was shown.  There was alive broadcast of the March Past of the Rifles Cadet Band and DLI Veterans, Salute and Unveiling of the Memorial statue.

On Saturday 13th September the 68th DLI display team talked about and displayed historiacal DLI uniforms followed by a children's military drill.  Food was prepared from a WW1 Field Kitchen, the Pittington Brass Band played and there was lots of dislpays from all around the region including The Bowes Museum, Beamish Museum, Couty Records Office, Durham University, and the poetry and art work of local school children from the DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery WW1 Art and Poetry Competition.

Kate Adie attended the event to talk about her book, Fighting on the Home Front, the Legacy of Women in World War One.  

Enter CIC's production of the musical 'Home Fires' was performed.  

On Sunday 14th September the DLI Memorial Dedication Service took place following the Parade and Salute of DLI Veterans.  The World War One Centenary Commemoration Service took place in Durham Cathedral conducted by the Lord Bishop of Durham.   

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