We Will Remember Them

IMG_9732.JPGAt 10.30 on the morning of 11 November about 50 residents of the Chandos Road Neighbourhood gathered at our local war memorial on Chandos Road to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice at the end of World War 1. There are 48 names inscribed on the rough granite memorial. We focused on the wartime experience of 9 of these men whose lives had been researched by Geoff Swain, one from each street in the neighbourhood. We learned a little about each of these men and how they died before sharing the poem β€˜Reconciliation’, written by Siegfried Sassoon just after the Armistice had been signed in 1918. We then observed the traditional 2 minute silence before setting off to visit the houses where the 9 men had lived. Ellie Breed had put together the information about the men onto a display board, which can be seen by the war memorial on Chandos Road and individually outside their homes, also indicated by a poppy chalked on the pavement. We hope that many local residents will pause and read about these men, who mostly died at a young age in the Great War 100 years ago.

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Author: ChandosNA

Chandos Neighbourhood Association