WW1 Anniversary Event

St Leonard’s Church held an event to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The organising committee would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who visited the Church to see the display. They also thank all the people who worked so hard to produce the displays and collect the memorabilia and to those who lent treasured family mementoes. Especial thanks go to:

  • Nick Tucker for his work on tracing those listed on the local War Memorials
  • Rosemary Godfrey for her display of her grandfather’s diary¬†A Signallers War (for sale in aid of the Royal British Legion)
  • Ken and Anita Nockolds for their donation of 10 copies of The Trench¬†with a foreword by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo (sold out)
  • Eddie Allen for his Royal British Legion display and the honour of the loan of their flag

And the fundraising team for pulling it all together, manning the church and serving tea and coffee throughout the five days.

Finally to all those who continue to support all the Charities connected to the Remembrance of those who didn’t come home and those severely affected or disabled by the continuing conflict throughout the World.

We will remember them.