The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire
Armistice Committee: November 2018
As promised, we include another selection of your amazing photographs from our Armistice Centenary weekend of events.
You have literally overwhelmed us with the most fantastic selection of pics,
Many of the photographs will ultimately be archived on the Tattenhall Local History Website; a project for the New Year.
It is clear that many of you have already been back to St Alban's this week to admire 'The Remembrance Decorations'.
They are wonderfully creative; the outcome of hours of work.
Interestingly, various businesses and companies within the village were approached for assistance in sponsoring the cascades of flowers.
The following individuals and businesses supported St Alban's — our thanks to you all:
- Letters Inn
- Gifford Lea (their floral display is shown)
- St.Albans Congregation
- Friends of St Alban's Church Building
- Customers in the Post Office
- The Parish Council
- Visitors to St Alban's
We are also reliably informed that the flower ladies purchased a variety of silk flowers which can be used for other events throughout the year.
Thom Morton's single use plastic bag initiative has resulted in the installation of two commemorative benches at our War Memorial, which will provide a focus for quiet reflection. Their design is simple as was our intention, and each is engraved with the following 'IN GRATITUDE TO ALL WHO SERVED'.
Many of you have been back to our War Memorial and to the Millfield, to reflect on the many wreaths and to admire our Poppy Wreath Sculpture, created by the wonderfully talented Master Forger, Andrew Smith.
More of you have also been spotted walking the Heritage Trail. Copies are available in the Barbour Institute and in the Church and every household will receive an individual copy which will be tucked in the December issue of the Parish News Magazine (just in case you want to take visitors round the village at Christmas). The trail will be available to download shortly.
We have been thrilled to see so many Gifford Lea residents getting involved in the nucleus of our village. Residents were hugely complimentary of the talk given by Tattenhall Local History and of the Workshop run by Nikki Barraclough from Ditzy Rose Makery.
And so we bring to an end our coverage of the commemorative events to mark the centenary anniversary of the Armistice. Whilst the fighting stopped on the 11 November, the peace was to take much longer. Not until the summer of the following year were the first of the Peace Treaties signed.
We have tried to include a sample of photographs which reflect community engagement at its very best.
In these days of safeguarding, it is regrettable that we have had to omit photographs of so many of our young people but we know how fully you were involved — well done to you all.
Remembrance, Awareness and Responsibility.
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