REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY SERVICE
The Remembrance Service this year at St Firmin’s Church was for us something special, not only was it the 100 year anniversary of the start of WW1 but it was a service where we came to know more about those men in the village whose loss we remember.
Last November Janet (our Vicar) decided she would like to find out more about the men of the village lost in WW1 and WW2, for the men to be more than a list of names at this years service.
Since January a small group of us have been researching the men named on our memorial and it has been both interesting and very moving to discover more about them, their lives and the village at that time. Our Remembrance Service was interspersed with short biographies of some of the men and and our Roll of Honour was presented as a short film presentation.
It was an extremely full service with over three hundred attending, we feel that to all, the fallen men of Thurlby are now real people, who lived in the village with their families, who grew up in the village, attended school,church and chapel here and whose terrible loss effected many.
For detail see tab – The men who didn’t return- WW1
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 2014 WORLD WAR 1
Thank you to all who visited our exhibition, we had a great weekend, with lots of research being carried out on our registers and lots of interest in our WW1 Research.
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Memorial Roll WW1 and The men who didn’t return WW1