Remembering World War One

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Our thanks to all who participated in this year’s Remembrance Day weekend, in the year that marked a century since the end of World War One.

The Prescot Festival was pleased to join the Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard, Prescot Parish Church and Prescot Town Council in commemorating the centenary with a concert on Friday 9 November. The Parr Band presented a sterling programme of music, while readers of all ages, specially selected from the local community, movingly recited wartime letters and poetry. An estimated 200 people filled the church.

Local schoolchildren provided WWI-related artwork to display around the building, and in the cemetery, the friends group installed their annual ‘Field of Poppies’ alongside a ‘Tommy’ silhouette and a permanent bench to remember the Prescot PALS stationed in the town during the Great War.

We are delighted to have raised £838 on 9 November, all of which is in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Photo: Alan Humphreys

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