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Saturday 10th November
There will be street closures supporting a get-together for both villages with music, period and modern food, hot chocolate, fund raiser stalls, information stalls, period dress code and a fun fair from 2.30 pm. At sunset (4.30 pm) there will be a beacon lighting ceremony with all our Tommies present, who will then be taken off to the Churches and Chapel for the night. This event will include closing School Street and South Street with a focus on Coronation Green and Horse River Green.
At 5 pm the focus will then move to All Saints Church for a concert of words and music. This will feature the Wimbish Military Wives Choir, the choir of Great Chesterford Primary Academy and a community choir formed especially for this event. The concert will include readings from that vast canon of war poetry. The concert will last between an hour and 90 minutes.
On Sunday 11th November
There will be the normal Act of Remembrance at each Church and Chapel which will be attended by the silhouettes.
Please watch out for more information about this weekend in due course.
There are thirty names on the Great and Little Chesterford war memorials of men who died in World War One answering their Country’s call. We should also remember those men and women of other counties who fought for what they thought was right.
There But Not There is a national project at the Centenary of the end of The Great War to Commemorate, Educate and Heal and ensure their sacrifice is not forgotten.
You may have seen some of our commemorative Tommies around the village telling their individual stories. These have been purchased through charitable grants and donations from individuals, but we are still fund-raising to achieve our £3000 target to support our village’s programme of commemoration, culminating on November 10/11 with a range of fun, cultural and religious events.
At today’s pub-quiz at the Crown and Thistle, Tommy will be there to remind you. Please buy a beer for Tommy to help us commemorate their sacrifice.
A “Plant a Wellie” competition is being held in conjunction with The Great Get Together on Saturday, 23rd June 2018. Bring your planted wellies along to Horse River Green for 3.00pm. Judging by our Parish Council will take place at 5.00pm. Afterwards display the wellies outside your houses for Chesterford in Bloom!
For further information contact:
Jenny Palmer – 01799 530783
Jayne Greenwood – 01799 530177 or