Silhouettes will remember nine - The Evesham Observer

Silhouettes will remember nine

Evesham Editorial 9th Nov, 2018   0

CHARLTON residents will remember the nine young men from the village who went to war and never came back with nine silhouettes funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

The Workman Trust who manages the old schoolroom in the village near Pershore is celebrating the award of the poignant reminders of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The silhouettes represent the nine young men who never returned from the First World War and are placed near the war memorial in Charlton church. They will be the centre of a village event taking place tomorrow (Saturday) on the centenary of the end of the war.

An illustrated talk will be given on the stories behind each of those named on the war memorial, including their lives in the village and where they fought and died from 2pm with a formal commemoration at the war memorial in the church at 3pm.

This commemoration will include music and poetry followed by the laying of a wreath by family of those who died.

The event will conclude with a dedication and the last post. Donations will be in aid of armed forces charities.

In the meantime, everyone is encouraged to visit the church to sit with the young men in silhouette form and contemplate their sacrifice.

The award of the silhouettes was made under the Armistice and Armed Forces Communities programme, which makes awards to bring communities together to remember; and to think about the Armed Forces today

The Workman Trust is a registered charity which manages the Charlton Old schoolroom which is a centre of village social activities and also hosts the local pre-school and scouts.

The trust has recently led the Charlton Old Schoolroom Renovation Appeal which has resulted in major refurbishment and improvement of the facilities.

Anyone wishing to find out more information about the event or how to hire the old schoolroom should call 01386 860420

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