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Church Westcote, Chipping Norton

With thanks to Christine Walford and the community of Church Westcote:

 

An Installation for Remembrance at St Mary the Virgin, Church Westcote.

Plus WWI Exhibition at Westcote Village Hall (OX7 6SF)

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November 2018

St Mary’s Church and the Village Hall will be open to visitors from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 10th November 2018.

ALL ARE WELCOME to visit the Installation and the Exhibition.

Our Service of Remembrance is at 10.50am on Sunday 11th November.

The Church and Exhibition will be open after the service until 3pm.

A Beacon of Light will be lit on Tattle at 7pm

St Mary’s bells will Ring Out for Peace at 7.05pm

The small North Cotswold villages of Church and Nether Westcote lost six men in the First World War; Benjamin Pettet, Albert Dix, brothers Mark and Ernest Johncey and brothers George and Harry Acock.  Over the Armistice weekend, St Mary’s Church will host a ‘There But Not There’ installation in the pews of the church and the life-size clear silhouettes will remain in place during the Service of Remembrance.  At the same time, there will be an Exhibition in the Village Hall to commemorate the brief lives and deaths of these six men featuring photographs, maps, war diaries, service history, medal cards, newspaper cuttings, wills and personal artefacts on loan from relatives.

Although these men all came from the same two small agricultural villages, working as farm labourers, wood workers and carters, their wartime experiences were very different.  Two died in France, two in Mesopotamia (now Iraq), one in Greece and one in Germany.  The Exhibition brings the lives and deaths of these six men into closer focus and ensures they are truly remembered; no longer just names on a war memorial.Please ring Christine Walford 01993 831196 for further information

St Mary’s Church and the Village Hall will be open to visitors from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 10th November 2018.

ALL ARE WELCOME to visit the Installation and the Exhibition.

Our Service of Remembrance is at 10.50am on Sunday 11th November.

The Church and Exhibition will be open after the service until 3pm.

 

A Beacon of Light will be lit on Tattle at 7pm

St Mary’s bells will Ring Out for Peace at 7.05pm

The small North Cotswold villages of Church and Nether Westcote lost six men in the First World War; Benjamin Pettet, Albert Dix, brothers Mark and Ernest Johncey and brothers George and Harry Acock.  Over the Armistice weekend, St Mary’s Church will host a ‘There But Not There’ installation in the pews of the church and the life-size clear silhouettes will remain in place during the Service of Remembrance.  At the same time, there will be an Exhibition in the Village Hall to commemorate the brief lives and deaths of these six men featuring photographs, maps, war diaries, service history, medal cards, newspaper cuttings, wills and personal artefacts on loan from relatives.

Although these men all came from the same two small agricultural villages, working as farm labourers, wood workers and carters, their wartime experiences were very different.  Two died in France, two in Mesopotamia (now Iraq), one in Greece and one in Germany.  The Exhibition brings the lives and deaths of these six men into closer focus and ensures they are truly remembered; no longer just names on a war memorial.

Please ring Christine Walford 01993 831196 for further information

There But Not There