- All Saints Church
- Rectory Lane
All saints remembers
This year is a Remembrance which is like our pre Covid Remembrance service and Parade. The church welcomes the Scouts, cubs, beaver and the new squirrels groups. It was great to see All Saints full.
We had our normal Remembrance service at the church and then paraded down to the Foots Cray War memorial. Some photos of the wonderful morning and a big thank you to all that ensured that the day went well.
OUR TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN BOTH WORLD WARS
Every man lost was researched and now has a folder with details about him and in many cases a photo. We were overwhelmed by people loaning us memorabilia for display, medals, certificates, bibles from the front and diaries. Also some articles from the French/Flanders ground.This year All Saints took the decision to mark the end of WW1 with a commemoration of all the men who died from Foots Cray. We were helped in this project by being successful with a grant from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund who gave us 8 silhouettes, on the basis that we would use them to Commemorate, Educate and Heal. Hence our exhibition which centred around the men and Foots Cray during 1914-1918.
Poppy at front of church poppies in Porch
Poppy making factory children looking at displays and listening
Panel made in 2014 silhouettes Foots Cray 1914
Memorials for some of the men map of when men lived
Memorabilia loaned by local people
Queens Hospital (now Queen Marys) and Dr Gillies pioneer of reconstructive surgery. A poppy spells out "Before the Great War, Men with shattered faces, died of wounds or broken hearts. Now they go to a special hospital where marvels of surgery are performed"