LEEK Wootton & Guy’s Cliffe commemorated the Armistice with a Contemplation Exhibition at All Saints’ Church.
It featured floral displays using poppies knitted by members of the community. Other displays included The Empty Table, based on a poignant military tradition observed at Regimental dinners; Boy to Man, a display of eight chairs depicting the stages of life of men that were lost from the parish; and a churchyard trail highlighting and remembering people who contributed to the war effort, including men that were lost, others who returned home to the community and some who worked on the home front.
Poppies also appeared around Leek Wootton on road signs, bus stops and in the WI garden.
Remembrance was observed at All Saints’ Church on Sunday, followed by an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial Recreation Ground stone. In the evening there was a special commemoration service, which included children reading their own letters and poems of thanks to ‘There But Not There’ silhouettes.
The final event of the day saw the Battle’s Over Beacon of Light lit by Lt Col (Ret’d) John Rice, now chairman of the Fusiliers Museum in Warwick.