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"Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute"


On the 11th November 2018 in over 1,000 Cities, Towns and Villages across the United Kingdom, as well as in locations overseas, events will mark the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.

This web site will detail how New Milton plans to commemorate this important date with it's own major Town Event and will detail other associated activities being presented by local organisations in commemoration of the end of the War and the coming of the peace.

Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute Events - 3rd & 11th November

On the evening of Remembrance Day - Sunday 11th November, New Milton along with more than a 1,000 cities, towns and villages will commemorate the end of the Great War in their "Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute" on the clifftop at Barton on Sea. The preceeding week, on Saturday 3rd November, there is a commemorative concert at The Memorial Centre - "Pack Up Your Troubles"

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New Milton's Remembrance Sunday - 11th November

New Milton's Annual Remembrance Sunday Parade & Service will take place in New Milton on Sunday 11th November 2018.  The Parade will start at 10.45 a.m. from Crossmead Avenue Car Park heading to the War Memorial for the 2 minute silence at 11 am.  The wreath-laying ceremony will then take place followed by the continuation of the parade to the Memorial Centre for the Service.

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Other WW1 Commemorative Events - Sept until November

In New Milton and in towns across the New Forest, organisations, local community groups and historical associations, will also be rememembering the time when the guns fell silent across Europe and commemorating the coming of the peace.  In this section of the web site we will try to keep you up-to-date with outline details of such events and activities as they become available.

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About New Milton's Events

"Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute" in New Milton is a major town event put together by a small steering group involving a number of local community organisations and the New Milton Town Council and staged with the assistance of a number of local service groups including The Lions Club of New Milton and New Milton Round Table, Milton Heritage Society and individuals too numerous to detail.

Any profits made from the two events or collections taken at: the "Pack Up Your Troubles" commemorative concert on Saturday 3rd November and the main free "Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute event of the clifftop at Barton on Sea on the evening of the 11th November, will be distributed between, The British Legion Poppy Appeal, SAFA - the Armed Forces charity, formerly known as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association, The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and The Royal Naval Association.

Tickets are now available and can be booked online here - or you can telephone 07771 754025.

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Announcements

  • ROYAL BRITISH LEGION POPPY APPEAL

    The Royal British Legion is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem, the red poppy. Every year, the Legion organises a countrywide network of Poppy Appeal collectors to meet huge public demand for poppies, the nation’s symbol of Remembrance.

    The Poppy Appeal raises about half of the funds needed for our welfare work every year.

    The 2018 Poppy Appeal will launch on 25 October. It runs until Armistice Day, Sunday 11th November.

    Updated: 2.7.18
  • TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR "PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES" COMMEMORATIVE CONCERT ON SATURDAY 3RD NOVEMBER AT THE NEW MILTON MEMORIAL CENTRE.

    "Pack Up Your Troubles" - a commemorative concert, part of "Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute", will be held at The New Milton Memorial Centre on Saturday 3rd November.

    The Concert, put together and staged by local people will bring to life what it was like to live in New Milton during the time of the Great War. Through the medium of music, song, poetry and sketches, the cast will bring you memories of those difficult days.

    There will be a rousing finale with plenty of flag waving and audience participation.

    Tickets are now available and can now be ordered on line.

    Updated: 2.7.18
  • "BATTLE'S OVER - A NATION'S TRIBUTE PROGRAMME

    A Commemorative Colour Programme detailing all the "Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute" activities and events, will be published later in the Summer and distributed to every household in New Milton and be made available at strategic locations across the New Forest.

    Updated: 2.7.18