More pictures of Hollingbourne’s Remembrance Sunday in November 2018.

Yesterday Hollingbourne marked the centenary of the end of World War One with a number of events throughout the day and a number of pictures of the day’s events have been received from local residents. 

The started with an almost full Remembrance Day service in All Saints’s Church which was followed by the laying of wreaths at local war memorials including the one in Hollingbourne. In the afternoon the Project 100 Avenue of Remembrance was opened at a ceremony attended by over 300 people and in the evening the Hollingbourne beacon was lit  in the middle of the Project 100 avenue of hawthorn trees while the Hollingbourne church bells “rang out for peace”.

The pictures received to date are published below.

Royal British Legion Standard Bearer Derek Davison at the Hollingbourne War Memorial. Picture : Andrea Marshall.
Local MP Mrs Helen Whately cutting the ribbon to open the Project 100 Avenue of Remembrance. Picture: Andrea Marshall.
Local Royal British Legion Standard Bearers and others in WW1 uniforms at the opening of the Project 100 Avenue of Remembrance. Picture: Andrea Marshall.
A silhouette of a WW1 soldier at the centre of the Project 100 Avenue of Remembrance. Picture: Andrea Marshall.
The Project 100 site with the autumn trees in the background. Picture: Cat Brown.
The Project 100 Avenue of Remembrance showing many of the 100 hawthorn trees and the Hollingbourne Beacon which was lit as part of a national chain of beacons at 7pm. Picture: Ian Willy.
The Project 100 Beacon before lighting guarded by silhouette soldiers in the Avenue of Remembrance. Picture: Ian Willy.
The view down the Project 100 Avenue of Remembrance at dusk. Picture: Andrea Marshall.
Hollingbourne’s Beacon that was lit at 7pm as part of a national chain of beacons. Picture: Adam Ward.
Another view of the beacon which coincided with the “ringing out for peace” bell-ringing in All Saints’ Church. Picture: Adam Ward.

The Project 100 Avenue of Remembrance is a joint venture between the Royal British Legion and the Hollingbourne Meadows Trust and trees are available for dedication in memory of someone who served in WW1 for £295. Further details are available from Shaun Cardwell Tel 880199. Both the RBL and Meadows Trust are registered charities.

The 2019 Hollingbourne Meadows Trust Calendar featuring pictures of the Meadows is now on sale in Christopher’s Village Shop in Eyhorne Street for £5. The Annual General Meeting of the Trust will be held in the Hollingbourne Village Hall at 7pm on Tuesday 27th November. All are welcome.