Remembrance Sunday 100 years

Remembrance Sunday

We had services in both our churches that day and both were well attended. At St Mary’s 12 descendants of men named on the Memorial were there and 4 of them read a poem about poppies. Everyone had been given a poppy and these were scattered on to the ‘poppy fall’ after the service. David Livermore read on behalf of his  family at St John’s in memory of his grandfather Albert Livermore named on their memorial.

At Gt Leighs, many wreaths were laid as the bugler played the Last Post and after the two minutes silence the service continued in church.

Revd Sandra and Sam Marriage led this service which included an excerpt from Revd Andrew Clark’s WW1 Diary.

The Button Banners were blessed and admired as they hung from the pulpits and thanks given to all those who sewed the buttons.

We were very pleased to see so many descendants there for both villages, coming from London and Norwich for the occasion as well as other parts of Essex.

The fall of poppies

The fall of poppies

2 descendants with the banner

2 descendants with the banner

3 descendants lay their wreath

3 descendants lay their wreath

Ann with the St John's banner

Ann with the St John’s banner

??????????

Laying the wreaths

Laying the wreaths

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: