This coming Sunday, 9th November sees St Werburgh’s Church and the Parish Community come together to remember all those all lost their lives or suffered in the service of the country in either of the two World Wars or in other conflicts.
This years service is even more special following the news that a group of parishioners have been awarded over £6000 to commemorate those who died from the Parish in the First World War.
Reverend Carol Richardson was fortunate to join others this week at the Tower of London where she saw the ceramic poppies that are being planted to represent every British fatality in the war, in total over 800,000 are being planted.
Carol said of her visit ‘I had a wonderful day, it was so moving to see a vast carpet of poppies and the crowd were so reverential as they looked on’
The poppies are made in Derby and can be purchased for delivery after the end of the commemoration. It is hoped over £20 million will be made.
On Tuesday 11th November the annual commemoration event will take place at the village memorial in Dovedale Road at 11am.