Village comes together to remember the Great War
Highlight of the day will be a cricket match with other activities
PEOPLE will be coming together for a day of activities to remember those who gave their lives during the First World War.
On Saturday, Denham Parish Council will be hosting the event, entitled A Village Remembers.
It will be held at Denham Cricket Club, and will feature a number of different attractions, including war time songs, a barbecue and performances by the Denham Air Training Corps and the Denham Brass Band.
The event is being held as a village get together as a way of marking the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.
There will also be a balloon release with each balloon signifying the life of each man from Denham who died during the war.
The highlight of the day is set to be a village cricket match, which will begin at 1pm.
Parish council clerk John Coleman said: “We’re looking forward to it. We hope that people will come along to enjoy the day because a lot of hard work as gone into it.
“There will be lots of things happening on the day, so there should be plenty there for people to enjoy.
“The cricket match will be the main event really but there will be lots of other things going on as well, so it should be good.”
Denham also held a service, which included a march through the village, last month to mark the anniversary, but the parish council wanted to organise an extra event so that as many people as possible could get involved.
On Saturday, the day will begin at the Cricket Club in Cheapside Lane at 12pm.
In the event of bad weather, the cricket match will be cancelled and events will take place in the clubhouse, starting at 12pm as planned.
The event is attend, and free to anyone wanting to take part should simply turn up on the day.
To find out more, go to www.denhampc.co.uk.