At 3pm this afternoon, approximately 40 villagers gathered at The Knoll for the Remembrance Day Service, this year to commemorate the centenary of the end of
World War 1.
Silhouettes of soldiers were displayed as a poignant reminder of those from Wortwell
who lost their lives in battle. The Royal British Legion were in attendance and thanks to
them, especially Chris the flag bearer, and to Rev Nigel Tuffnell for delivering the service.
Poppy crosses were laid for all the Wortwell men who lost their lives during World War 1 and World War 2 and to commemorate ‘Every One Remembered’ a summary of their lives was read out. Wreaths were laid on behalf of Wortwell Parish Council and the
Royal British Legion.
Allison Copeman, Chair of Wortwell Parish Council and author of the Wortwell War
Commemoration booklet, wrote a poem called ‘Our Wortwell Boys’ for the occasion which was read at the end of the service.
Finally, there was a visit to Wortwell United Reform Church to the Commonwealth War
Grave of William Butcher and to the family grave of George James.