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Barrow Remembers

“Barrow Remembers” is Barrow Parish Council’s commemorative project to remember Barrow’s Fallen from WW1. The project began back in March but will culminate in a week of events ending with Remembrance Sunday on November 11th.

On Friday Nov 2nd, students of Humphrey Perkins School and Hall Orchard Primary School, supported by the Parish Council will lay a wreath on each of the seven World War 1 graves at Barrow Cemetery starting at 10.00. These are the last of the 72 wreaths of the ‘Barrow Remembers’ project.

On Friday 2nd November Barrow’s Twinning Association is hosting a talk by Dr Karen Ette entitled “How Leicestershire mourned, how Leicestershire remembered”. Tickets are £6 each including Supper. If you would like to come along please contact Ted Rodgers on 01509 416533 or ejrodgers@hotmail.com not later than Monday 29th October midday.

Following this there will be a Barrow Remembers exhibition in Holy Trinity Church on Sat 3rd Nov: 10am until 4pm (Coffee Morning 10-12); Wed 7th Nov: 11am until 4pm (refreshments available);  Sat 10th Nov: 10am until 4pm. The exhibition will share the experiences of local residents as they laid a wreath on each of the graves of our seventy-two First World War soldiers – most of them overseas.

From Thursday 1st  to 11th Nov. you will see Street Poppies: 14 large poppies displayed around the village will  indicate the streets on which our war dead lived, bringing home the gap their deaths left in village life.  You will also see a wall of poppies made from hundreds of knitted poppies.

On Remembrance Sunday, the service in Holy Trinity Church will start at 10.00  followed by the parade along High St to the War Memorial  and the final service at the memorial. Barrow will truly Remember.

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Category: General Posted by: Keith 26-10-2018

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