Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

1918 – 2018

Over the weekend of 11th November 2018, all of our parishes mounted a display to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.  In many cases, each of the fallen in our respective parishes was remembered with a full size ghostly cutout seated in a pew, each with their own name plaque. There, but not there. The memorial display in Whitewell was created by Liz Nunley, Giles & Jane Osmond, Selena Godsal, and Morwenna Trevanion, led by Hazel Trevanion. Artifacts were loaned by many in and around our parish who wanted their own memories to be shared. A most worthy and fitting memorial to those men, women and animals who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

We Will Remember Them

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Marbury Remembers

St Michael’s held a Sunday morning service for Remembrance…
Knitted poppies adorned the inside of the church…
It was hoped that those who knit may be able to produce around 100 poppies to mark the centenary – however over 200 poppies were created and placed on the windows, walls and around our memorial book in church. It was a beautiful scene as though it had been raining poppies…much to be remembered as those brave soldiers who gave their all.
Our memorial porch too was decorated with the silhouette of a single soldier and a knitted poppy wreath a poignant reminder to us all…

the bellringers at Marbury also took part by ringing half-muffled bells for the morning Remembrance Service then joining in the nationwide “Ring Out for Peace” at 7.05 p.m., part of the “Battle’s Over” ceremonies.

 

We Will Remember Them

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Tushingham Remembers

There was a special event ‘Battle’s over’ at Yew Tree Farm Tushingham.
This is Sara Wood – local artist who was commissioned by the parish council to design and create 18 poppies one for each of the fallen in our community. These were presented by 18 pupils from Tushingham school during the service at the farm on 11/ 11/18 – we also had a piper, a bugler and a brass ensemble from Farndon Brass Band!
It was wonderful…the service took place in the evening and over 200 came together to be a part of it. We also lit a beacon fire at 7pm.

We Will Remember Them

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