1918-2018 Commemorations

Sunday 11th November 2018 saw the parish of Kingsley coming together to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One.

A series of events supported by the Battles Over organisation, Kingsley Remembers, St Werburgh’s Church and of course the local British Legion branch saw hundreds of residents coming together to pay their respects.

We are grateful to Graham Coates who captured the spirit of the day with some great photographs.

At 6am there was the playing of the lament ‘Now Battles Over’ played in the morning mist by piper Steve Plumber with some 70 people present in a very moving event.

At 11am some 120 or so people gathered at the war memorial on Dovedale Road for the traditional act of remembrance followed by a service in the nearby church.

Later that evening again as part of Battles Over some 200 residents gathered at the war memorial to hear the last post played by young Josh Stevenson, the names of the fallen and the lighting of a beacon made by local man Dan Lucas.

Following this there was refreshments in the church, a display of the Kingsley Remembers research and sales of the second edition of the book All the Kingsley Men.