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Derbyshire, DE55 4LY
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Commemoration Service - The Great War Centenary
by Parish Council on Thursday 20 February 2014

WWI was known as the Great War that would end all wars yet almost one hundred years on conflicts and wars continue, and  many are within countries or bordering countries.

Somercotes, like so many communities, suffered with 81 brave soldiers losing their lives, all of whom are named (another has been named for inclusion – yet to be added) on the war memorial outside St Thomas’ Church. The Parish Council would like to hold a commemoration ceremony as part of the remembrance to those brave men. The Council is having a flag pole erected near the entrance gates to St Thomas’ Church, in May, as a contribution towards the centenary.

Groups, such as Guides, Scouts, Brownies, Beavers & Cubs, Rainbows, Cadets and former soldiers are invited to attend a special service (date to be confirmed) at St Thomas’ Church, both inside and outside to commemorate this occasion.

It is hoped that a small committee can be set-up to plan the event and letters will go out to local groups to ask for their support and invite them to attend the ‘Service of Commemoration.’ If you would like to be involved and be part of the committee you will be most welcome.

If you want to become involved or be willing to assist in any way then please contact Gordon Blackmore (Clerk to the Council) or the Parish Council Office – (01773) 603810,

‘We Will Remember Them’

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