Remembrance Day

Due to the November Covid lockdown there will be no Remembrance Sunday Service in Kingscote on 8th November.  A wreath will be laid at the war memorial outside the church, on Wednesday 11th November at 11am.  

Restrictions state that ‘Members of the public are legally permitted to stop and watch the event as spectators, but event organisers should take reasonable steps to discourage the public from attending events, and be mindful of the risk that such events pose, especially to veterans who are often elderly.  Where members of the public do attend, they must only attend the event with their own household or those in their support bubble.’

Thanks to the Giddings and Bowers families for setting up a remembrance tribute on Windy Corner which features the Gloucestershire poet Ivor Gurney, who served with the uncle of John Giddings (Cyril W Giddings) in the 5th Gloucesters during the 1st World War. Cyril died at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. A selection of poems written by Ivor Gurney before, during and after the 1st World War can be read on the poetry foundation website and audio recordings from his collection, Severn and Somme, can be heard on You Tube.

Elin Tattersall