Soldier silhouettes on display around Sileby
THERE will be a Sileby Service of Remembrance as usual on Sunday, November 11, in the Memorial garden on Sileby Memorial park.
The service is open to all members of the public and officiated by Julian Bown.
The service will commence at 10.45am when the Scouts, Cubs and Beavers will be in attendance. Guides, Brownies and Rainbows will also be there together with the Parish Council.
The Standards will parade and wreaths and crosses will be laid.
Afterwards tea and coffee will be available in the Sports Pavilion at no charge, but donations to the Poppy Appeal. All welcome. A Civic Service. To be held at 2pm on Sunday, November 11, at St Mary’s Church and to be officiated by the Rev Beet. Those attending will be invited by the parish council and to include local organisations, with representatives from Scouting, Guiding, Schools and Ratcliffe College cadet Corp. Commemorative Book. Delivered free to every household in the village giving the biographies of the 88 soldiers who died in WW1 and had lived in the village. A very small number will also be available from the parish council office. Tree and Plaque. An oak tree planting in St. Mary’s church yard with a stone plaque with 1918-2018 saying “Lest we forget” when, after the civic service the tree and plaque will be blessed. New Stone on the War Memorial. A new stone on the top step of the war memorial in the park with it being engraved with part of the poem “A Memento” from local war poet Laura Jones. School Involvement. Both Sileby Primary schools have produced a commemorative artwork to be displayed in St. Mary’s Church until November 11, and then on permanent display in the community centre. Silhouettes. A life-size silhouette of a First World War soldier or display in St. Mary’s Church yard, looking down the High Street for the three weeks of remembrance.
Another life-size silhouette of a nurse in St Martins Walk. During the First World War the land that is now Dudley Court housed a nursing home for returning injured soldiers.
Three clear silhouettes of the head and shoulders of First World War soldiers also be on display in the village.