Armistice centenary Book of Remembrance

Published Wednesday, 7th November 2018

A Book of Remembrance will be opened in Hartlepool tomorrow to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice.

The book will be opened in the reception area of Hartlepool Civic Centre at 12 noon on Thursday 8 November and will provide people with the opportunity to say thank you to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world.

An online Book of Remembrance will also be available at

Councillor Allan Barclay – the Ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool and the Armed Forces Champion for Hartlepool – will be the first person to sign the Book of Remembrance at the Civic Centre.

He said: “It’s very important we are making this book available for the public to record their thoughts about the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.

“It will be available on Thursday and Friday for individual and group comments and I would encourage as many people as possible to contribute to it.

“For the first time ever we are also launching an online Book of Remembrance and this is an important platform for people living away from Hartlepool – or those who can’t attend the Civic Centre – to make an entry.

“We’ll be including the online comments within the Book of Remembrance and I think it will provide a snapshot of our thoughts 100 years after the ending of the most horrific conflict.”