Pop­pies and a peel of bells will help vil­lagers re­mem­ber

Leek Post & Times - - NEWS -

VIL­LAGERS in Kings­ley and Kings­ley Holt have dec­o­rated their churches and the com­mu­nity’s high street in re­mem­brance of the end of the First World War.

Kings­ley St Wer­burgh’s Church, Kings­ley Holt Methodist Chapel and a house in High Street, Kings­ley, have been dec­o­rated, with 29 knit­ted pop­pies also on dis­play to re­mem­ber the 29 lo­cal men who died in WWI.

At 10.55am on Sun­day, Novem­ber 11 there will be the tra­di­tional Act of Re­mem­brance held at the war me­mo­rial where the ‘Last Post’ will be played and after a minute’s si­lence the names will be read out of 37 men in­clud­ing those who died in WW1 but also WW2 and the Korean War.

Those present are then in­vited to at­tend the Sun­day ser­vice at St Wer­burgh’s Church.

Fol­low­ing the ser­vice there will be the op­por­tu­nity to view a dis­play of lo­cal re­search into WW1 as well as free re­fresh­ments.

The day’s events will cul­mi­nate at the war me­mo­rial at 6.55pm with the play­ing of the ‘Last Post’. This will be fol­lowed by a minute’s si­lence and read­ing out of the names of the 29 men lost in WW1.

At 7pm a bea­con de­signed and con­structed by Dan Lu­cas will be lit.

At 7.05pm the bells of St Wer­burgh’s Church at Kings­ley will ring out 100 times for peace.

St Wer­burgh’s Church, Kings­ley.

St Wer­burgh’s Church in Kings­ley.

Out­side the home of vil­lager Dan Lu­cas in High Street.

Kings­ley Holt Methodist Chapel.

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