“THERE BUT NOT THERE”
To commemorate the centenary of the 1918 Armistice, you will shortly find 10 transparent silhouettes seated in the pews at St Mary's. These represent just 10 of the 56 local men who gave their lives in the First World War alone. This installation has been made possible by sponsorship from the Belford Community Group. To personalise this project further it is hoped that we can obtain perspex name blocks for, at least, ten of our fallen soldiers remembered on our war memorial. The target is to, eventually, have one for each name from both wars – 77 in total!
Many descendants of those commemorated still live in the village. We invite those families, to sponsor a name block for their own lost relative(s). Many other names no longer have local connections so we also invite any other members of the community, who wish to support this initiative, to sponsor one or more blocks to assist in paying respect to them all. The total cost for each is £10. They will take two weeks to be delivered so time is short. A quick call, text or e-mail to Kerry (contact details below) will suffice. Full information on the blocks can be found:-
“On Honour Rolls in villages, towns and cities around the country are the names of those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War. Here at Remembered, we hope the There But Not There project can take these names off the walls and back into the communities they left behind. With these simple and elegant 9cm x 6cm x 2cm clear plastic blocks you can bring the names of the Fallen back into your community, either on their own, or with an accompanying silhouette”
Pledge £10 for your block to: (07974) 396415 – firstname.lastname@example.org