100 Years Since The End Of World War One – Field of Remembrance Service

Date(s) - 30/10/2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


It has almost been 100 years since the First World War ended on 11th November 1918. To mark the milestone, and to remember the brave servicemen and women who gave their lives for our freedom, there are commemorations and tributes to be found across Bude this autumn.

Bude-Stratton Town Council was honoured to be chosen to be involved with one of these – the There But Not There project, which is organised and funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. The project aims to place representative silhouette figures around the country to signify those involved in war, to bring communities together to remember; and to think about Armed Forces today.

This project has been described by the There But Not There organisers as “the defining centenary commemoration of the end of the 1914-1918 war, installed where the men and women came from across the country, back in the communities they left behind.”

On Tuesday 30th October at 10am we will be displaying the representative figures gifted to us by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust around The Castle lawns. We will be holding a commemoration there alongside members of the Royal British Legion, who intend to create on the lawns a field of remembrance with small wooden crosses. You are welcome to attend the commemoration and pay your respects.

Mayor Bob Willingham will lead proceedings and will then handover to Deacon Debbie Marsh, the Chaplain for the British Legion, for a blessing.

Poppy Appeal Organiser Godfrey Harrison says of the event, “This is not just in remembrance of WW1 but all conflicts to date. It also includes all armed forces and civil forces organisations and associations. No one will be forgotten.”

After this event, we plan on offering the ten figures to local places of worship to use in future commemorations and tributes to the fallen.

For more information on the event, please visit: www.bude-stratton.gov.uk/there-but-not-there

Or contact: office@bude-stratton.gov.uk or 01288 353 576

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust makes awards and grants to projects that support the Armed Forces Community. You can find out more about their work at www.covenantfund.org.uk.