Sports, leisure and the Arts Commemorating the battle of Manchester Hill - 21 March 1918

How we remembered

One hundred years on, the actions of the valiant soldiers of the Manchester Regiment were remembered by The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and the city, both here in Manchester and also in France – at the hill that still bears the name, Manchester Hill. Commemorative events and activities included:

  • Friday 13 April, Manchester Cathedral hosted Manchester Hill Remembered - an immersive, atmospheric and poignant performance of new music, poetry, spoken word, and photographs from the time to explore the impact of war on communities, and the heartbreak and loss felt, through the unique stories of individuals
  • Sunday 15 April, a wreath-laying at the Cenotaph, followed by a military parade to Manchester Cathedral where a service of remembrance was held
  • an exhibition about Manchester Hill, featuring historic regimental photographs alongside pieces of creative writing inspired by the battle from school pupils at the Central Library till 30 June.

Read about the battle-field tour with pupils from Greater Manchester schools.

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