In 2018 the town commemorated 100 years since the end of the First World War with various events in and activities throughout Uppingham.
Saturday 13th October, 7.30pm
The Oakham Branch of the Royal British Legion presented the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment in a concert to launch the 2018 Poppy Appeal at Uppingham School Memorial Hall.
Saturday 27th October, 7.30pm
Rutlanders Return, a specially commissioned new play about the immediate years following the First World War.
With original music and a community cast this is a panoramic and energetic journey from the salons of the great hours to the kitchen of the smallest cottage. It is a play suitable for all ages, full of colourful and recognisable characters whose lives collide as Rutland is changed for ever. It has been Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts for Rutland, Uppingham Town Council, Uppingham Town Council and WW1 committee.
9th November – 12th November
First World War Display
There was a display of artefacts from Rutland County Museum telling the story of local men who served in the First World War in the church of St. Peter and St. Paul.
10th November 7pm
Concert of Remembrance and Hope
An evening of music from the Cottesmore Military Wives Choir and Uppingham Choral Society, readings, poetry took place at Uppingham parish church.
9.15am The procession of armed forces, cadets and school children from Town Hall to the parish Church for wreath laying and a service of remembrance.
10am – Service of Remembrance Church of St.Peter and St.Paul
11am – Wreath Laying
1pm – 3pm, The Falcon Display and talk by Adam Lowe about the first World War.
7pm Beacon Lighting at Tod’s Piece
Local Councillor Ian Salt welcomed members of the community who joined the beacon lighting that took place at the same time all over the country.