Join us on the centenary of the armistice and read the story of the village fallen

This November, Remembrance Sunday will have extra poignancy. It’s the centenary of the armistice which ended The Great War. World War One, as it became known, was to rob our small village of one in seven of its able bodied men.

We commemorate them at the War Memorial on Whitegate, the avenue of memorial limes on Crabtree Lane and the Lych Gate to St Mary Magdalene’s Church on Moor Lane.

The Parish Council organise the annual Remembrance Day service and we hope as many villagers as possible will join us this year for a short half hour service to remember these men. This takes place at 12.15pm on Sunday 11th November 2018 at the War Memorial on Whitegate where wreaths of poppies will be laid by The Chairman of the Parish Council, the British Legion and Lord Lieutenants Office, representing The Queen.

Recently, the village local history group has been researching the men behind the names inscribed. It’s fascinating reading and you can read for yourself if you click here