VIL­LAGERS’ TRIB­UTE TO THE FALLEN

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HUN­DREDS gath­ered at the week­end to com­mem­o­rate the 100th an­niver­sary of the out­break of the First World War.

Den­ham Parish Coun­cil or­gan­ised the event, en­ti­tled A Vil­lage Re­mem­bers, on Satur­day.

Vis­i­tors were able to en­joy wartime songs per­formed by the Dolly Mix­tures, as well as per­for­mances by the Den­ham Brass Band and the vil­lage’s branch of the Air Train­ing Corps.

There was also a bal­loon re­lease, with each bal­loon rep­re­sent­ing the life of ev­ery man from Den­ham who died dur­ing the First World War.

The main event of the day was a vil­lage cricket match, which peo­ple were able to take part in and watch.

Parish coun­cil clerk John Cole­man said: “It went very well, the weather was good through­out and we had a steady flow of peo­ple through­out the day.”

Money raised from the event will be given to the Help for He­roes char­ity and the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion.

EYE CANDY: The Dolly Mix­tures proved a big a hit at the event, singing wartime songs

Mar­i­lyn Heath, chair­woman of Den­ham Parish Coun­cil was hav­ing a great time

ON THE PITCH: (Above) Den­ham Cricket Club First World War com­mem­o­ra­tion game ended in good spir­its; (be­low) vis­i­tors watch­ing the cricket match

DRESSED THE PART: MC Paul Free­man

WAV­ING THE FLAG:

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