World War I: Armistice centenary marked in North Herts and South Cambs
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Remembrance services have taken place in our North Herts and South Cambs villages to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
In Sandon, there was a blessing for a new commemorative stone outside the parish church as well as a service, and this was attended by the Hertfordshire President of The British Legion Colonel KR Fitzgerald among others.
In Bassingbourn, the Centenary Armistice Commemoration was attended by more than 400 villagers and visitors. The Remembrance service was led by the Rev Dr Caroline Yandell and as each of the names of the WWI Soldiers were called, 42 Bassingbourn schoolchildren laid a personal poppy cross under each soldier’s name.
In The Mordens, there were several services at war memorials and churches. Steeple Morden’s Tricia Covington said on Facebook: “Thank you to all of you who attended the various services of Remembrance yesterday. It was wonderful to see so many people remembering the conflicts of the past and what is happening around the world now. An amazing £965 was collected for the poppy appeal in the church. Thank you.”
She also said the branch needed new members to continue to put on these events.
There were also many other services, including events at Thriplow, Fowlmere, Melbourn, Therfield, Barley, and Barkway.