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War project to conclude with commemorative events

 Published on: 24th September 2018   |   By: Tim Green   |   Category: Uncategorized

A project to research, record and remember the part played by Abbots Langley in the Great War will conclude next month with three major events to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the conflict.

A free exhibition will be staged at St Lawrence Church, High Street Abbots Langley, from Saturday November 3 to Sunday 11, featuring the life and times of the village throughout the Great War. 

An evening of songs and local stories from the Great War will be brought together in a brand new production directed by Simon Ash with musical direction by Brenda Southorn. 

The production entitled Only Remembered will run from Wednesday November 7 to Saturday November 10 at the Henderson Hub, High Street, Abbots Langley. Performances from Wednesday to Friday commence at 7.30pm, with a matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday. Entrance is free, and tickets can be booked in advance for the Hub at 01923 601280 or from Signature Estates, High Street, Abbots Langley.

The culmination of the Back to the Front project will take place with the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at St Lawrence Church, starting at 10.30am on Sunday November 11. 

Roger Yapp, project leader, said he hoped as many people from the village would attend as possible.

He commented: “This year there will be a special service and it is hoped for a great turnout to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War and all those who served and gave their lives. The service will also remember all those from throughout the world that have lost their lives in conflict.”

For more information about these events and several other Back to the Front events taking place in October and November please visit the project website at or email

Picture courtesy of Hoss Photography 

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