Work began this week on the area around Edenthorpe War Memorial.
The paved area is currently being extended with grey natural stone slabs. These compliment the War Memorial beautifully and will enable everyone access safely in order to show their respects and have a quiet moment of reflection.
Grant to a Community Group.
Edenthorpe Parish Council have worked together with Friends of Edenthorpe Memorial Group and DMBC. We would now like to acknowledge that Section 106 funding from DMBC has been secured as a Grant to a Community Group and will be used in order to supply and install a 9m X 9m base in granite around the exisiting War Memorial. Work will commence shortly, once the weather improves.
The remembrance day service on Sunday 13th November 2016 began with a parade marching from Church of the Good Shepherd headed by Rev Steven Beck . The parade was made up of over 70 members of the 47th Edenthorpe Scout Group – Brownies, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts led by Mr Colin Tidmarsh, alongside 4 standard bearers and members of the church.
The service began at 10.50am with Reverend Steven Beck greeting all those attending. Mr David Milnes read the Roll Call of the fallen and prayers were said.
Wreaths were laid by Dame Rosie Winterton (President of the War Memorial Group), Mr Fred Gee (Chairman of Edenthorpe Parish Council) and by the families of the fallen. Over 20 wreaths were laid and many more single poppies were laid in remembrance.
The service was followed by refreshments at Waggies (Park Social Club). Tesco Edenthorpe very kindly provided the refreshments and Sainsburys Edenthorpe donated 2 new flags for the memorial.
Edenthorpe War Memorial Committee will now be known as Friends of Edenthorpe War Memorial and have passed ownership over to the Parish Council. They will continue to organise the Remembrance day services for the village of Edenthorpe.
Here is our designer -Edenthorpe Hall Primary School pupil Miss R Liddle. The competition was advertised in the local press, giving local pupils the chance to design a suitable monument for Edenthorpe.
He she is pictured with Mr H Scrivens (Chair of The War Memorial Fund), A Flanagan, Dame Rosie Winterton and staff member from Sainsburys who provided the prize for winning design.