Village marks the centenary of the Armistice

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the Great War, a war which cost this then small farming village of one in seven of its able bodied men.

The centenary is being marked in several ways.

The Parish Council has arranged that eighteen large poppies – one representing each villager lost in the Great War – will line the route of Main Street and Whitegate from the south entrance of the village near the Duke of Wellington to the War Memorial.

A display commemorating these men will remain inside St Mary Magdalene Church all month.

The village Local History Group has published further research on the eighteen villagers and you can read this by clicking here.

The annual Remembrance Day service will be held at the War Memorial on Whitegate at 12.15pm Sunday 11th November. All are welcome. Wreaths are laid by representatives of the Parish Council, British Legion and Lord Lieutenants Office on behalf of HM The Queen.

As part of ‘A nation’s tribute’ church bells are being rung across the country – including St Mary Magdalene – at 7.05pm on that Sunday evening.

Finally, the Duke of Wellington is offering a free drink to any past or present members of HM Forces on Sunday 11th