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Battle’s Over

Author: John Riches Published: 5th November 2018 11:31

 A World War One Commonwealth War Graves headstone in Abthorpe’s Church Yard extension. A World War One Commonwealth War Graves headstone in Abthorpe’s Church Yard extension.

Along with many other towns and villages Abthorpe is organising events to commemorate the day 100 years ago on 11th November when the guns fell silent and the First World War ended.

Battle’s Over in our village will begin with a special ceremony at the our war memorial on the village green starting at 10:45am. Wreaths will be laid, a two minutes silence held and the last post and reveille played on a bugle.
At 6:55pm later that day outside our church the Last Post will be played again to coincide with individual buglers sounding the historic tribute at First World War Beacons of Light right across the country.

These symbolise an end to the darkness of war and a return to the light of peace.

At 7:05 pm cathedrals and churches right across the land will ring out their bells and we in Abthorpe will join them with our solitary church bell.  Those attending have been asked to bring their own bells to make a cacophony of sound.
At 7:10 we will have A Toast to Peace so that everyone can drink wine or soft drinks for peace in the world.
Visitors are very welcome to attend.

John Riches

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