July 2014

We travelled down to the Somme area in  France in early July  to lay Brimington’s centennial wreaths at Thiepval & Pozieres memorials.   We also stopped off at Loos Memorial near Lens on the way there.

Brimingtons wreath at Pozieries Memorial
Thiepval Memorial - Brimingtons wreath

10th August 2014

Mrs Grace Stott


 On Sunday the 10th August, it was our pleasure to attend the joint commemoration service at Hall Road Methodist Church Brimington which involved most of the churches and chapels in the village.

The service was planned and shared by Rev Daniel Cooke from St Michaels Parish church and Rev Richard Harris, who managed to keep the mood upbeat and hopeful, despite the reverence of the occasion. 


We had managed to locate a number of relatives of the Brimington soldiers, and they were invited to attend too.  It made for a poignant and personal occasion, despite the distance of 100 years.


Amongst the guests - we were fortunate and honoured to welcome Mrs Grace Stott. At 96 years old she is the sister-in-law of Brimington’s youngest soldier to die – Private Horace Stott.    Grace is a remarkable lady - fiercely independent with an incredible memory of the past and present and a lovely sense of humour and it’s our privilege to know her. 


We were sorry that Hazel Greaves – daughter of Brimington’s VC winner Fred Greaves - could not attend the service.  We understand that she was taken ill at the end of July.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Hazel for a speedy recovery.

November 2014

"Brimington Remembers"

Before we left for the 2014 Armistice commemorations in Ypres, Belgium, we hung our ‘Brimington Remembers’  wreath on the Memorial gates ready for  Remembrance Sunday in the village

Crosses were laid in Brimington Cemetery at the graves of each of  the  8  WW1 soldiers who are buried there and remembered on the Memorial Gates.    And as we usually do, we've also left a cross on the grave of  Gunner Fred W Nadin  who finally succumbed to his wounds 20th March 1921 aged 22,  - his name unlike his brother Edgar is not inscribed on Brimington Memorial Gates .


On the 11th day of the 11th month 2014 – just  as we have for the last 10 years -   we laid wreaths at  the Menin Gate- Ypres,   Tyne Cot- Passchendaele &  Ploegsteert Memorial on behalf of  Brimington .

And placed 'Brimington Remembers' crosses at the graves of  our village men who  ...... '..still lie in Flanders Fields'


Brimingtons Wreath At Tyne Cot, Passchendaele
At the Ploegsteert Memorial
On the steps of the Menin Gate, Ypres

Not Forgotten Brimington    Not Forgotten Brimington    

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 Our Brimington Wreath
laid at the Memorial Gates on Remembrance Sunday
 14th Nov 2021

   Remembrance Sunday 2021

THE SOMME - 1916

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