First World War Commemoration Event - Recollections from Burley

Published: 29 November 2018

On Sunday 11th November a combined church remembrance service and wreath laying ceremony was held in the village; an event that marked the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. The event was supported many organisations right across the village. The Parish Council had the war memorial professional cleaned last year, and the Burley Community Trust have commissioned some remembrance light displays on the outside of the Grange to mark the occasion, and also freshened up the planters by the war memorial.

Several people commented that it was good to see the younger generation of our village participating in this act of community remembrance. The Scouting and Guiding units worked together to create this effective hand crafted display of flowing poppies, with help from other children in the village and the support of the There, Not There project and Youth United Foundation, who donated the Tommy silhouettes.

 

For anyone that missed the opportunity to see the displays from the local history group, they have been moved to the library where they will be available for the next month