A very memorable Remembrance Week

15/11/2017 14:43

We had a good turn out at St Paul's, Rusland in Cumbria for their annual Service of Remembrance and the cakes were very much up to standard.  Two of us on finding the grave of Arthur Ransome, author of Swallows and Amazons, said a silent prayer for his soul and in gratitude for millions of children his books gave pleasure to. He must have provided the impetus for many a sailor, including olympic ones.

There was an acceptable gathering at the Cenotaph to remember 11/11 and behind on the walls were painted stones of Remembrance: what a beautiful idea and many thanks to those who provided such an emotional set of thoughts.

This was followed by an excellent concert and service of Remembrance at the Morercambe Platform.  We only had 120 people attending which was a great shame as the concert was so good that it really deserved a much greater audience.  Unfortunately, a new venue may have to be selected to reduce the costs of this event.  So come on and please show your support in 2018, one hundred years from the end of WW1 and creation of the RAF.

The grand parade of Remembrance and Service was very well supported, and it is growing into a trandition with the public enthusiastically clapping the proud marchers.

 

The best thing of all and wonderful it was to be blessed by glorious sunny days on each of the occasions.

 

Pictures of the evernts are provided in the News Shots page