World War One Commemorative Event

11th November 2018 commemorates 100 years since the end of World War One.  The Parish Council is holding an event to remember those who perished during this terrible war. 

 

During World War One there was an airfield in just to the south of the Medmerry car park in Drove Lane.  To commemorate this airfield the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust are providing us with a commemorative plaque.  The RSPB have kindly agreed to allow us to install this plaque in the RSPB Medmerry car park in Drove Lane.

The plaque will be unveiled on 11th November at 3.15pm following this short ceremony the church bell will be rung as part of the national bell ringing event.  We will then process to the church were refreshments will be available.

 

The war memorial is currently illegible and therefore the parish council working party is trying to carry out research as the names of those resident of the parish who passed away – Do you have any information? 

We are also carrying out research on the two squadrons that were based at the airfield – we would also be very grateful if you have any information that could assist us with this project. 

 

We would love to hear from you please email j.stant@earnleypc.org

 

If you would like to participate in the event then please do not hesitate to contact Louise the Parish Clerk clerk@earnleypc.org

 

For more information on the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust please see http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/airfield-finder/earnley/

 

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