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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.

National Anthem