Remembrance Day 11 November 2018
Remembrance Day 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice and the end of World War One. On 11th November, a tree was planted to Averham Churchyard and a plaque listing the seven villagers who lost their lives in that conflict was unveiled. The Church had been decorated with poppies created by the WI, including a waterfall of poppies in the porch. A wreath was laid at the war memorial by Andy Fereday, Chair of the Parish Council. The bell ringers began the day with a muffled peal before the service and then joined in the joyous 'National Peal' at midday.
A week later a similar plaque for the villagers and a much larger plaque commemorating the twenty-three students from the Society of the Sacred Mission who also lost their lives were unveiled by Rev'd Canon Alan Haydock, himself a former student of the Society.
In between, the villages got together to celebrate our 'heroes'. Many brought memorabilia and we were entertained by the cast of Robin Hood Theatre Company's production of Oh What A Lovely War!
These photographs record the events of the day - click on each one to see a bigger version.
Photos by Bob Galley, The Photo Art Experience, Judith Mills, Steve Emeny