Soldier sil­hou­ettes on dis­play around Sileby

Loughborough Echo - - NEWS -

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.

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