Village events will mark Armistice Day
A WEEKEND of events are planned in the village of Longnor.
On Saturday, November 10 an autumn fair will take place in St Bartholomew’s Church at 2pm. All the usual stalls will be available for visitors along with refreshments. There will also be a raffle for a Christmas hamper. All the proceeds are in aid of the church.
Later in the day at 7pm a film show will be held in the church. The film, entitled Journey’s End, is based on a 90 year old play by someone who served in the first World War. Admission is free, but a collection will take place in aid of Combat Stress.
On Sunday, November 11 at 10.10am a Remembrance Service will be held in the church. At 6.55pm in Longnor Market Square The Last Post will be played.
At 7pm the lighting of the beacon will take place and at 7.05pm Ringing out for peace followed by a Cry for peace around the world.
At 7.15pm candles will be lit in remembrance of loved ones. World war memorabilia will be on display in Longnor Craft Centre, plus free tea and coffee served after the beacon lighting.
At 4pm also on Sunday, November 11 a small ceremony will take place at Newtown Church where a tree will be planted.
The horse-chestnut tree has been grown from a conker collected by the brother of the parish priest, The Revd Fr John Baines, from the battlefield at Ypres when he was researching the graves of family members killed in the First World War.”