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WW1 Armistice Centenary Commemoration

WWI Armistice Centenary

November 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War One.  Along with villages and towns across the country Rampton made its own contribution to and its own sacrifice for that conflict – more than 30 men served in some capacity and of these 11 were killed – this from an eligible population of fewer than 60.

It is important that Rampton remembers its sacrifice, and to do this the Village Hall will be hosting a series of events over the weekend of 10th and 11th November.

 

The Homecoming

In the year following the end of the War on November 11th 1918, the serving men from Rampton gradually returned home, although a third of those who left the village did not return. 

On 4th February 1920 the village held a reception - a Homecoming - for the returned soldiers with entertainment and “an excellent tea”. Many of the returned soldiers attended. By calling the event this Centenary year “The Homecoming” the intent is to both mark the passing of those men who did not come home and the return of those who did, and to reflect on their stories.

Join us for the Homecoming at the Village Hall, and other events around the village over the weekend. Free entry to all events.
 

Events

3-4 November - village wide artwork commemorating the men from Rampton who did not return from the war. We are immensely grateful to FINK Developments, Leeway Building Services, Greg Blunt, Nick Parker and Kevin Bell for their sponsorship to cover the costs of the artwork installations. We are also very grateful to Kevin Bell for building the soldiers and to the Centre School and Bel Bell for painting them.

Sunday 11th November

14.00    Remembrance Service at the War Memorial
 
14.30    (following Remembrance Service) Talk in the Village Hall: ‘Dear Mother and All’ - The war letters of Stanley Parker of Rampton by Alison Dickens.
Further chance to view the Group Art project by RampArts, WW1 memorabilia displays, listen to WWI music, enjoy tea/coffee/squash and cakes (small charge).

If you have anything in your family relating to World War 1 e.g. photos, documents, objects or stories – I would love to hear from you.

Alison Dickens (alid1994@gmail.com, 01954 204237)




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