11/11 in Zonnebeke

Sunday 11 November, 2018 from 10:00 to 18:00

8.30 a.m.: wreath Laying
Municipality of Zonnebeke

Wreath laying at several monuments and cemeteries in the municipality of Zonnebeke.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: International book fair

PC de Craeye, Kraaiveldstraat 7, Passendale
Free book fair with both national and international participants who bring a lot of books about WWI and local history.

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10 a.m.: ceremony

Church, Zonnebeke

Local Armistice Day ceremony at Passendale church.

2 p.m.: Ceremony ‘103 years Black Watch Corner – The Black Watch in Flanders’

Oude Kortrijkstraat, corner Polygon Wood

On 11 November  1914 the 1st Battalion of the Black Watch Regiment played a crucial role during the securing of the Ypres Salient. To commemorate this fact, the Field Marshal Haig’s Own Pipes & Drums organise, together with the Black Watch Association, the municipality of Zonnebeke and the MMP 1917 a ceremony at the Black Watch monument.

3.30 p.m.: Remembrance at CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery

Tyne Cot Cemetery, Vijfwegenstraat, Passendale

The music for the ceremony will be played by the West Yorkshire Police Band. The band represents the West Yorkshire Police Corps who lost 124 police men during the First World War. On 11 November, they commemorate these fallen soldiers. 36 are buried in Belgium and 5 of them are commemorated at the Tyne Cot Memorial.