Brundall Benefice remembers World War 1
Yare Valley Churches have several events planned this weekend and next week to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the start of the First World War.
Those who enjoy a sing-song should be on parade at Brundall Memorial Hall
to enjoy an Old Time Music Hall
led by the Brundall Singers
from 3pm to 4.30pm
on Sunday August 3
Later that day, at 5pm
, in St Laurence Church
there will be a short service of remembrance and reflection for those who gave their life in the Great War.
The same venue hosts a civic occasion at 6.30pm
on Monday August 4
. Local dignitaries, British Legion and parish councilors have been invited to attend a service of commemoration marked by a wreath laying ceremony.
Every day from Tuesday 5
to Friday 8 August
an exhibition themed ‘Lest We Forget
’ will be held in Braydeston and Brundall churches, which make-up The Yare Valley Benefice. Cakes and refreshments will be served at St Laurence Church
where there will be a display of pictures, stories and memorabilia supported by a DVD about WW1 from Anglia Archives.
Meanwhile, out in the countryside St Michael’s Church, Braydeston
will host a display which depicts the parts played in the war by thousands of birds and animals, and will incorporate an exhibition re-telling the story of someone who fought in the war.
Rector Revd. Peter Leech
says “These events are for the community, and will be family-friendly. Everyone will be welcome as we seek to do our part to mark the First World War.”
Photo: Poppy field in Notinghamshire, Great Britain
Credit: Lynne Kirton
This photo is part of the Geograph Project
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons