Crowhurst Remembers

Crowhurst remembers 1 SUS-140508-155552001
Crowhurst remembers 1 SUS-140508-155552001

Crowhurst held a whole weekend of First World War commemorative events.

On the Friday evening the village hall was full for a lecture on the war poets of 1914.

Throughout Saturday the church had a stream of visitors to enjoy an exhibition of photographs, medals and uniforms.

Many village groups had been involved in producing beautiful flower arrangements.

The Toddler Group had made poppies out of painted stones, the Horticultural Society had produced a planter of Flanders poppies and the village school a whole series of poppy paintings.

Outside, in the churchyard, you could step back in time and visit an officer’s bell tent of the Great War, or have a go on the Scout’s coconut shy.

In the evening a commemorative concert took place in church with songs and readings of the period, whilst footage of the war was projected onto a screen.

As night fell crosses were planted outside, at a Commonwealth war grave, as a piper played a lament.

On the Sunday the Lord Lieutenant attended a service of commemoration with standard bearers from all the uniformed organizations of the village present. As last post faded five candles were extinguished to symbolize the five years of conflict before Flowers of the Forest was played on the pipes.