Thank You Community Events

Dozens of community events took place last week as activity ramps up towards Remembrance.

The Thank You campaign was represented with stands at the Kop Hill Climb, Melbourne Arts Festival and Newbury Showground. Poppyfields the Musical in Shrewsbury tackled themes of class divide and suffrage against a backdrop of the Home Front and the Somme. Residents of St Agnes in Cornwall walked a 6 mile tour of The Beacon, taking in significant local military sites, whilst Woodhall Spa & District organised a fun run to say Thank You to the fallen from their communities. In Pudsey, two Heritage Open Days featured displays, information and a family tree service to enable locals to thank their ancestors for their WW1 contributions. There were also book sales and artefacts, cream teas and sing-alongs.