VILLAGERS’ TRIBUTE TO THE FALLEN
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: