Over the weekend we had Remembrance Sunday you may have seen the post I published. Cholsey commemorated the centenary of the ending of the First World War like other towns and villages through out the country. They all celebrated in their own way.
During the week Cholsey Remembers 1914-1918 was fixed to the chains that surrounded the Forty
It was made up poppies knitted by the local people
Sunday the number 100 was placed near the memorial, each poppy had a name of one of one of the fallen from Cholsey who gave their life. There were over 60 making the number up
I could not tell you if they were placed in order
But each poppy had a name
Every man who lost his life was remembered
The Chestnut tree was decorated with poppies. The tree was probably one of the last things the men saw of the village when they went off to war
The memorial was decorated with stones which were painted by the village primary school then placed in a box. People were asked to pick one and place around the memorial after the service
People were asked to place a stone in memory of someone they knew from the war
The walnut tree you can see in the distance was also decorated though with less poppies and a black ribbon I found out after that there are 100 poppies here which we given to the the organiser but as they were different to the ones being sold they were used in the display you see. The last post was played by a young girl from the school and added to the occasion. Personally I felt it was fitting remembrance of those men from the village who gave their lives in such a terrible war.
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