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Ainsdale Methodist Church WW1 Memorial Celebration Saturday 10th November 2018
100 Years of Remembrance – A Commemoration
Playing of Bagpipes and Opening introduction.
Sung Blessing – Octave
Poem: “The Send-off” by Wilfred Owen – Read by Brian Davey
Hymn for the Fallen – Octave
‘Brothers at Arms’ – A personal memory of Soldiers lost. Cynthia May
Poem “My Boy Jack” by Rudyard Kipling – Read by Richard Atkins
Medley of Songs from WW1 – Octave.
‘Great Uncle Ned’ – A personal memory of a soldier lost. Dot Davey
Poem “The Soldier” by Rupert Brooke – Read by Rob Hemmings
Music Benedictus, with reflections of WW1.
“Christmas 1914” by Mike Harding – Read by Jill Conlan
Octave to sing Silent night during reading of poem.
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines – Octave
Poem: “In Flanders Field” by Major John McCrae – Read by David Ratcliffe.
Where have all the Flowers gone? – Solo by Brenda Pomfrett
Poem: “Perhaps” by Vera Britten – Read by Sue McBride
Service of Remembrance led by Rev. Patrick Evans
Hymn: Eternal Father.
Poem: “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon – Read by Rob Hemmings
Playing of Last Post followed by a minute silence.
Reveille played followed by Playing of pipes. (Flowers of the Forest)
Let there be peace – Octave.
Blessing – Rev Patrick Evans.
Ainsdale Village Green Memorial Service