St. Cuthbert’s WW1 commemoration

Posted on 18th July 2014 | in Community , Heritage & Tourism , What's On

It seems as though the whole country is thinking about the centenary of the start of WW1 which will be commemorated on August 2nd and St Cuthbert’s Parish Church is no exception.

The Church houses war memorials commemorating people from the town who died in the conflict.  During August they will be hosting an exhibition to encourage residents to think about those who gave their lives in the war and the events surrounding that difficult time in the life of our nation and the town.

Look out for the advertising and come along. The church is open during the day and you are always welcome to drop in for some quiet space or to look at the latest exhibitions.

They hope to host a series of short lunch time talks about aspects of the war on the four Wednesdays in August. These will begin at 12 noon with a short act of prayer for peace and justice followed by refreshments and the talk.

If you have any interesting family memories about World War 1 they would love to hear from you. They would also like to hear if you have any interesting artefacts connected with the war.  As the exhibition is not always staffed they will not be leaving anything of value in the church but would be happy to take photographs or copies of your interesting material. So get in to the loft and have a look for what you have got to share.

For further details contact either  Penny Horseman 01665 712935
or Lesley Young Tel: 01665 712324

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