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Please find below a list of upcoming events and services held by Hatfield Town Council.

Centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele
– Monday 31 July 8pm at Hatfield War Memorial.

During the Battle of Passchendaele, an estimated 245,000 allied and 215,000 German casualties (dead, wounded or missing) fell after approximately 100 days of heavy fighting for a movement of the front line of only 8 kilometres.  At 8pm on 31 July there will be a memorial held at the War Memorial, Great North Rd (opposite Hatfield Station) to remember those who died at during the Battle of Passchendale. Please bring a candle to light if you wish to do so.

Three of Hatfield’s sons names’ appear on our war memorial for fighting in this battle and losing their lives– Lance Corporal John Coe, Private Robert Putterill and Corporal George Victor Webster. Another man appears on the war memorial at Newgate Street – Private James Day. Reports of the fierce fighting at the height of the battle reveal that one of the men was killed as he carried out his duties as a stretcher bearer, another had volunteered for this dangerous assignment at the front to relieve a colleague who had a large family and a third, Victor Webster, who had served for almost three years having enlisted in October 1914, was fatally injured as he brought his gun team into action.  With thanks to Hatfield Local History Society for researching this information and producing the book Hatfield Answers the Call 1914 – 1919.

Passchendale Poppy Pins are available from Birchwood Leisure Centre (Town Council Offices) for a suggested minimum donation of £2. We will also bring some pins to the War Memorial on 31 July.

 

10k-runHatfield 10k and 5k run at Hatfield House – Sunday 15 October
A 5k and 10k run in the grounds of Hatfield House, held in aid of The Jamie McVeigh Foundation.
      

 

 

Rail Crash Memorial

Hatfield Rail Crash Memorial,  Tuesday 17 October, 12.15pm
A ceremony to remember those involved in the Hatfield Rail crash in 2000. Rail Crash Memorial Garden, Great North Road, Hatfield.
      
    
       

               

img_2753Hatfield Fireworks  – Saturday 4 November
Our spectacular fireworks event returns for its third year at Angerland, Southway. Gates open 5pm and close at 6.30pm Firework display at 7pm.  The event will include a funfair, and food and drink.

 

 

15073329_10154475620834543_392909991690823004_nArmistice Day – Saturday 11 November, 10.50am
The day will be marked by a ceremony at 10.50am at the War Graves, Great North Road (a path leads from the road up some steps).  On the day look out for staff in hi-visibility jackets for exact location.

 

 

15095049_10154481145229543_8157310802868659440_nRemembrance Sunday – 12 November, 10.45am
The commemoration will start at 10.45am with 2 minutes’ silence at 11am at the War Memorial opposite Hatfield Train Station, Great North Road.

     


   

Father Christmas Evening Tours – Throughout December
Father Christmas will be visiting Hatfield throughout December, Santa’s helpers will be collecting for the Mayor’s chosen charity – The Jamie McVeigh Foundation.

 

 

 
 

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