Chieveley First World War Commemoration

Plans are now well in hand for us to commemorate the end of the First World War.

As previously mentioned, a Royal British Legion ‘Thank You’ banner will be displayed at the end of Church Lane, and 26 poppies on stakes, with plaques showing the names and regiments of the individuals who died during this conflict, will be placed throughout Chieveley Village.  

These will be displayed from the launch of the Poppy Appeal on 25th October, until the evening of the 10th November, when they will be moved to line the path from the Lych Gate to the Church in readiness for the service of Remembrance on 11th November.

Two other banners will be displayed in Curridge and Oare.

I would like to thank Chieveley Parish Council and Chieveley Church for their financial contributions and Barlow’s Woodyard for their kind donation of the wooden stakes.

My grateful thanks too, to those people who have helped me with this project: Lyn Griffiths, whose knowledge of lives of the fallen whose names are on the War Memorial was invaluable.  Lesley Derry for producing the plaques, Simon Halliday, Adrian Lewis and Giles Derry who will be installing the poppy stakes and banner, and Mrs Cheshire for allowing us display the banner outside her property.

I do hope you will all have the opportunity to look at the poppies and plaques, and to join us on 11th November, at the War Memorial for the act of Remembrance followed by the service in Church.

Councillor Hilary Cole