Centenary of World War I

On this day 100 years ago, war was declared between Germany and England. Today we commemorate this event and remember all the fallen soldiers who fought for Queen and country.


The band led members of the Walthamstow Royal British Legion and Standard Bearers around the fountain at Walthamstow Town Hall to the Assembly Hall, outside which a large crowd of people gathered to attend the commemoration evening. The Union Jack was raised and guests headed inside the hall, led by the band.

After several readings and performances by local people, guests then lit candles outside whilst the band played Highland Cathedral as a moment of reflection. The flag was lowered, a beacon lit and the last post was played as the congregation stood for a minutes silence.

“Brining so much talent together for the evening was something that made it a most memorable night. Thank you for your invaluable contribution” – Councillor Chris Robbins

Click here to view a video of the event





Members of the band also played at Witham, leading a parade from the RAFA Club to the memorial gardens where a commemorative service took place and a civic wreath was laid on behalf of the community.

The Stow Caledonian Pipe Band were privileged to have played for such a significant event in the history of our country and we take this opportunity to remember all those who gave their lives so selflessly so we could be here today.

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