Final arrangements are now in place for Sundays events – we really do hope as many people as possible can make it.
To assist anyone thinking of coming to any of the events here are some key points from each of the three parts of the day.
6am War Memorial Dovedale Road
A Scottish Piper will be playing Battle’s Over’ and other regimental tunes as part of the nationwide Battles Over event.
Hot drinks and biscuits will be freely available to ward off the cold.
Parking – St Werburghs School Car Park and the Village Hall’s car park can be used. Please do not park on Dovedale Road and be mindful of blocking the farm entrance if you park on Church Street. The event will take around 15 to 20 minutes.
10.55am War Memorial Dovedale Road
The traditional Act of Remembrance will take place – please be in place for 10.50am. Again the car parks at the school and the village hall can be used. Be mindful not to block the farm entrance or impede vehicles entering and leaving the farm. Everyone is invited after to the church for a Remembrance service and afterward,s there will be free hot drinks and cake / biscuits.
6.50pm War Memorial Dovedale Road
Just prior to 6.55pm the names of 29 men will be read out followed by the Last Post and 2 minutes silence. At 7pm the beacon sited behind the War Memorial will be lit and five minutes later the bells of St Werburgh’s will ring out as they did 100 years ago. This event is again part of a national tribute under the Battle’s Over banner.
As the bells fade everyone is invited back to the church for hot soup and rolls, hot drinks, biscuits, and cake.
Again the car parks at the school and the village hall can be used. Be mindful not to block the farm entrance or impede vehicles entering and leaving the farm. Please do take care crossing the road as it will be dark and there may be a lot of people about.
At both the morning and evening events, the book All the Kingsley Men will be on sale as well as a small display of the research that went into the book.
We are also delighted to announce that a Roll of Honour has been designed and is now to be framed and hung in the village hall in due course. The roll contains the names of 182 men and a woman who served during the war and had links to the parish. A copy is attached here.