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Remembrance Sunday 2019

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Remembrance Sunday 2019
Members of Chrishall Archive Group joined with the Parish Council to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.

The church service this year was held in Chishill where the names of all those listed on the war memorials from all the group of churches were read out.

It was felt it would also be appropriate to have a small commemoration in the village so the Archive were pleased to be asked to lead this again this year. The names of the eight men who had died, and the families that were left behind were read out. Also all those who served in World War I but who returned to the village.

A wreath was laid on behalf of the Parish Council and the two minute silence at 11am was held.

Afterwards everyone retired to the Brand Pavilion for refreshments.

Last year for the 100th commemoration of the end of World War I, a book was produced about the village in a time of war, and some of the families who were involved. You can download this from the website here.

In the course of researching the items to read out at the War Memorial this year, it seems that we do not have a list of all those who served in WWII from the village. If anyone has a list of people, details about the evacuees who came to the village at that time, or more information about the prisoner-of-war camp at Chrishall Grange then we would love to hear from you.


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