Vil­lage events will mark Armistice Day

Leek Post & Times - - NEWS -

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.”

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