As the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War approaches, we’re inviting you to mark this historic and poignant occasion with us.
There are lots of opportunities to get involved, both in the weeks leading up to 11 November and during the Remembrance Weekend itself.
THE RIBBON OF REMEMBRANCE
Over the past few months we’ve been asking local people to submit profiles of those who lived through the events of 1914 to 1918. This ever-growing catalogue of portraits and biographies has been available to view as it has grown over the months. Why not take a moment to visit our online Ribbon of Remembrance and find out more about the people featured.
This free display in the museum entrance area features the work of The Embroiderer’s Guild, marking the centenary anniversary of the end of the First World War as well as information and images relating to our own community commemorative project, the Ribbon of Remembrance.
Tuesday 23 October to Friday 30 November
Our special exhibition Aftermath: living through the peace explores the pivotal post war years, telling the stories of those who served and survived. But were their biggest battles still to come?
until 22 December: included in museum admission
A PHYSICAL LINK
Many of the personal profiles from the Ribbon of Remembrance are being transformed into a physical display along the three mile route between Richmond and Catterick Garrison. We’re inviting you to walk the Ribbon Route during the weekend of the 10th and 11th of November as part of your Remembrance commemorations.
THE STATION IN WAR
Find out about the role of The Station during the First World War. Forming part of the Ribbon Route, this free exhibition in the sub-station exhibition space, focuses on the important role of Richmond’s railway during the war and the impact of the conflict on its employees, and the town.
Thursday 8 November to Monday 12 November: The Station
WALK WITH US
Why not walk the Ribbon Route with us over the weekend of Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November? Join project leader Carl Watts to take a gentle stroll from Catterick Garrison to Richmond along the Ribbon route. There are four walk start times to choose from over the weekend.
The walks start at the entrance to Help for Heroes Recovery Centre at Phoenix House.
Saturday 10 November: starting at 10.30am and 1.30pm
Sunday 11 November starting: at 9.15am and 2pm
(The 9.15am walk will arrive in Richmond in time for the commemorative events in Friary Gardens.)
REMEMBRANCE DAY SOUP FUNDRAISER
We’ve teamed up with Richmond’s independent family greengrocer, Neeps and Tatties, to offer a tasty soup lunch in the museum’s stunning Normanby Room on Remembrance Sunday. Proceeds will benefit the Richmond Branch of the Royal British Legion and the museum’s Medal Room improvement project.
Sunday 11 November 11am to 3pm £5 booking essential
THE PERFECT REMEMBRANCE DAY PLAN
On Sunday 11 November, why not walk into Richmond from Catterick Garrison along the Ribbon Route (under your own steam, or as part of our 9.15am group walk), planning to arrive in the town for the traditional commemorations in Friary Gardens at 11am.
Then make your way to the museum, visit our Aftermath exhibition, view the Victoria Cross displays for the 12 members of the regiment who earned this ultimate symbol of valour during the war, and enjoy a hearty bowl of soup.
The evening event – Resonate – at Richmond Castle also promises to be a very special finale to this historic day.
Sunday 11 November from 9.15am: various locations
BUSINESSES SUPPORT THE RIBBON OF REMEMBRANCE
Richmond businesses are joining in with the Ribbon project by displaying profile boards in their premises throughout the town.
See if you can spot the information about the Belgians who found refuge in Frenchgate, the important role of the printers on the corner of Finkle Street, the Green Howard author and pacifist, a volunteer nurse with her medals in the museum, a master confectioner who fought for his adopted country, and the entertaining great grandfather of one the owner of one of King Street’s much loved businesses.
Saturday 27 October to Monday 12 November: various locations