REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND AT PULLOXHILL 2018

REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND AT PULLOXHILL 2018

At St James church we celebrated the special 100 years anniversary of the end of World War 1 in style.  The church was decorated in the most imaginative way incorporating Greg's hand made figures, hundreds of poppies and even a model Sopwith Camel 'flying' through the church.  The cascade of over two thousand hand knitted and crocheted poppies from the church tower was particularly spectacular. Liz Coulson researched the histories of the nine fallen servicemen from our village and the stories were available to buy with all proceeds donated to the Royal British Legion.  Over 250 visitors enjoyed the various displays and a packed church joined us on Sunday 11th November for the Act of Remembrance followed by a service in the church.  The whole weekend reminded us of the sacrifice of everyone who has served our country during not only the 1914 -18 war but many other conflicts since.  We especially thank Linda Brown for her vision, talent and hard work in masterminding the church decorations and Brian for organising the WW1 vehicles on display outside the church.  Many other people joined the team of helpers and we thank them all.

Sewing the poppies on the webbing
The altar with silhouettes of soldiers
A display of models
The stories of the fallen
Putting the finishing touches to the displays