Knowle War Memorial

 

EXHIBITION REARRANGED DUE TO THE WEATHER
NOW AT KNOWLE LIBRARY
SATURDAY 31st MARCH 10:00 – 15:00
As most of you will know, the Soldiers Chapel in Knowle Church was dedicated to the memory of the fallen of WW1.  It also remembers those who have fallen in later conflicts.  Many might not have realised that there is also a memorial in the Churchyard, alongside the path between the Church and the Guild House.  This takes the form of a stone cross, which is showing its age. A project has been launched to refurbish it and improve its surroundings in time for Nov 2018. Come along to the Guild House see the proposed refurbishment plans. We welcome your views and comments.

Saturday March 3rd  3.30pm — 5.30pm

You are invited to the Guild House on Saturday March 3rd between 3.30pm and 5.30pm to view the proposed plans, an artist’s impression and a model of the proposed refurbishment of the War Memorial located in Knowle Churchyard.

The committee representing Knowle Church, The British Legion and The Knowle Society are seeking the views and thoughts of the local community. Please come along and find out more. Refreshments available

SOCIETY TALK MONDAY 19th MARCH 8pm KNOWLE VILLAGE HALL

This talk will offer some selected links between aspects of medicine and war, with particular focus on the ways in which society has come to remember those we have lost.
Extensive use will be made of illustrations, mainly photographs, and reference will be made to some forgotten heroes who perhaps deserve greater prominence.
In this year of the Armistice Centennial, the story will highlight events in our own community, and the efforts of the Society.
Many will remember Dr Stuart as one of our GPs.  He has long had an interest in this aspect of medicine.


THERE WILL ALSO BE A SMALL EXHIBITION OF THE DRAFT PLANS FOR THE REFURBISHMENT OF THE WAR MEMORIAL IN THE CHURCHYARD


KNOWLE STARTS THE COMMEMORATION OF REMEMBRANCE DAY

As is the tradition in Knowle, the Ceremony of placing wreaths at the Cenotaph took place on the Sunday before Remembrance Day.  Many Village organisations were represented, Knowle Society by the Chairman, Bill Bohanna who placed a wreath on our behalf.

This might be the last year the temporary Cenotaph is used.  There are plans to refurbish and improve the original War Memorial that stands in the Churchyard.