From summer 2014 and during the following four years there
will be great focus on the First World War.
Villages and towns throughout Great Britain, the commonwealth and the world will pause, remember and commemorate the millions of men, women and children who died during those unimaginably brutal four years.
We are preparing too.
Having spent the last a decade and a half ( and counting) totally immersed in researching Brimington’s part in the Great War, we plan to continue to commemorate our soldiers to ensure their memory is kept alive.
We will renew the poppy crosses in Brimington Cemetery for our soldiers buried there. And before we leave for Belgium and the Armistice commemorations on 11th November we’ll ensure a wreath is left at Brimington Memorial gates ready for Remembrance Sunday.
In Belgium, at Tyne Cot, Plug Street, and the Menin Gate in Ypres, we will continue to lay wreaths on Armistice Day each year on behalf of Brimington. At other times of the year we aim to visit our soldiers who are buried in Belgium and as we always do, we will leave a plaque and cross from our village at their graves.
In France each 1st of July we will be at Thiepval Memorial on the Somme for the annual service of remembrance of the day the infamous battle began, Brimington’s wreath will be laid on the Stone of Remembrance before the ceremony.
Wreaths will be laid at Loos, Pozieres and Arras memorials and we will visit the sites where many of our village soldiers battled through the most atrocious hostilities that could be dreamt up by their fellow men.
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