The WW1 Commemoration – 100 Years of Remembrance
Beacon Lighting Ceremony – Sunday 11 November 2018 at 7:00
Volunteers needed to form a group to arrange a village event to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1.
The celebration’s focus is on the lighting of a beacon and must be accessible to everyone.
The broad outline so far is that the commemoration should centre in and around the parish hall. With a gas fired beacon on the school field (suitably risk assessed) followed by refreshments in the hall. It is after all November so you will want to warm up.
The late Peter Hiscocks had begun to build an archive of information about the villagers of Surlingham in the war. He wanted to present the final document to the primary school. The councillors would like to complete this in Peter’s memory and display it in the hall that evening before handing it over to the school.
What else? How about Glo sticks for the children on the field to create a circle of lights around the beacon or Surlingham Broadnotes leading the village in songs from the era ‘keep the home fires burning’, ‘pack-up your troubles’ etc etc?
Come on Surlingham let’s get together and make it a fitting tribute
To get involved contact Heidi Dimmock 538184