Just look at that sunshine (see below)! The weather gods once again smiled on us and Remembrance day dawned bright and sunny; a wonderful backdrop to our annual service marking the Armistice in WW1.
Reverend Carol Backhouse from Christchurch led proceedings as usual. We really are lucky to have someone who gets so involved in important local Community events – thank you, Rev Carol!
Once again, children from 4 local schools attended – in strictly alphabetical order…….Castle View, Cathedral, Central Lancaster High, and Christchurch. It’s great that the Field can serve as a focus for all our local schools on such an important topic and with such direct relevance to the gift of the Field to the children of Lancaster. Their behaviour was described as ‘exemplary’, with the 2 minutes silence perfectly observed; well done all.
As well as local children we were also delighted to welcome our seasoned supporters MP Cat Smith and County Councillor Lizzie Collinge, both in (carefully selected?) poppy red coats, and City Councillor Sam Riches. We greatly appreciate the time and effort they give in supporting us.
On Saturday 11th at 11a.m. a Remembrance event was also held at the Gregson as part of their 40th Anniversary celebrations. The emphasis was on the links between the Gregson and Miss Whalley’s Field (also known as ‘The Gregson Garden’). Without the tragedy of the First WW it is probable that Miss Whalley’s Field would not exist.
PS There’s also an article about the Field in The Lancaster Guardian this week.