Swavesey Remembers ... One Hundred Years

An evening of remembrance and celebration for the end of World War One

Twenty-eight Swavesey men died as a result of the First World War either directly in battle or as a result of wounds received. The names of all the fighting men were recorded on a Roll of Honour by a local newspaper reporter, Mr Cyril Vincent, during the war and the names of those who died were later inscribed on the War Memorial in our churchyard. We will be celebrating the end of that terrible war with an evening of music, poetry and prose about life in the trenches and life in Swavesey based around extracts published at the time in the Cambridge Independent Press and Weekly News as presented in “A Village during the Great War” by John Shepperson and Chris Richardson.

Come and see our twenty-eight decorated felt hearts which have been made by members of the village to commemorate the soldiers who died. These will be on display in the church alongside photographs and information about the Great War. A banner of remembrance will also be on display for the first time.

The celebration will start at 7:30 and refreshments will be available during the interval when there will be time to examine the displays. You are welcome to arrive from 7pm so that you can have a look around before we begin and refreshments will also be on sale then. There will be no charge for entry to this event.

This evening is presented as a tribute to those twenty-eight men who died and as an act of celebration for the ending of the war. The traditional Service of Remembrance will take place in church as usual on the following Sunday, November 11th.

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Contact Information

For church matters, please contact Rev'd Jenny Hill: Tel: 07970949331 Email: revdjennyhill@5folds.org.uk For administrative matters, please contact the Team Administrator, Gillian Beal. Gillian is available in the 5Folds Parishes Office, Over Church Hall 10-12noon Monday to Thursday. Tel: 01954 203459 Email: admin@5folds.org.uk