WW1 Armistice Centenary - Remembrance Events 2018
This small selection of images reflects the events that the Parish Council held to mark the centenary of the Armistice 1918-2018.
Ecclesfield Parish Council held a Remembrance Day Service at their Memorial Garden on Sussex Road in Chapeltown on Saturday 10th November. The event was organised by the Parish Council with the Chapeltown Royal British Legion and Ecclesfield School. Around 100 people attended the service including Parish Councillors, local City Councillors and veterans. The Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Downing, and Chairman of the Parish Council, Cllr Garry Weatherall, jointly laid the first wreath. They were followed by wreaths and crosses laid on behalf of the Royal British Legion, Ecclesfield School and others. Revd Rick Stordy read out all the names on the Chapeltown War Memorial as students from Ecclesfield School assisted members of the Royal British Legion in planting remembrance crosses. This was arranged as a mark of respect for the centenary of the Armistice. It was agreed by all that this was a fitting tribute.
Ecclesfield Parish Council have installed a Tommy silhouette in their memorial garden. The silhouettes have been produced by the charity Remembered as part of their ‘There but not There’ project. The Parish Council have a second silhouette and have also had a Perspex figure donated to them. Both are at present in the Council Offices. They were used as part of the Remembrance and Commemoration exhibition which ran in the Council offices over 9th and 10th November. The exhibition was put together by the Archive Project Coordinator assisted by local history volunteers. After the service at the Memorial Garden, people were invited back to the Council Offices for refreshments and to view the exhibition. Over 50 people came to the exhibition.