Syston Town Council

Serving the people of Syston

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Town Manager: Catherine Voyce
Community Centre, School
Street, Syston, Leicester
LE7 1HN

Tel: 0116 260 7150

REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND EXHIBITION

You are invited to commemorate the end of World War One during Remembrance Weekend (10th and 11th ) November 2018, at an EXHIBITION at the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Syston.

VIEW A DISPLAY OF MORE THAN 80 LARGE POPPIES IN THE CHURCH-YARD, REPESENTING THE MEN FROM SYSTON WHO DIED IN WW1.

The church will be open all day on Saturday 10th from 10.30am to 5.00pm and in the afternoon of Remembrance Day (11th) from 12.30 until 4.30pm.

We will offer displays as follows; --

  • The contents of the Syston WW1 memorial book have been made into a PowerPoint presentation that will be shown on the screen throughout the day, alternating with a second presentation showing what Syston was like in 1914.
  • A display of WW1 medals and copies of the parish magazine from WW1. Variety of other memorabilia from the time, and stories and photos about local men and women who served.
  • A display of beautiful reproduction 'Sweetheart pincushions' (as made by recuperating soldiers in WW1), created locally. Also Art work done by year 6 children of St Peter and St Paul's Academy on this theme.
  • An opportunity to add memories and prayers about loved ones who died in (any) war and WW1 poems around the church.
  • A display in honour of the men from our French twin town who died.
  • 'Animals at War, 'Life on the Home Front' and Empire troops displays.
  • The church bell will be tolled at dusk (4.30pm) on 11th November.
  • Refreshments will be served all day on Saturday and in the afternoon of Sunday in the church hall. Also, look out around the town in the weeks leading up to Remembrance Day for 'Certificates' with a poppy and details of each man who died. Various shops will also make a special focus of the day in their windows this year.
  • Organised by Friends of St Peter and St Paul's Church, working with Syston Town Council and the Syston Royal British Legion.

Posted: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:16 by Ursula Southan

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