Vil­lage comes to­gether to re­mem­ber the Great War

High­light of the day will be a cricket match with other ac­tiv­i­ties

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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.

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