Time to remember after 65 years

A SPECIAL day of remembrance this weekend will pay tribute to the men and women who were based in Faldingworth during the war, for some thousands of miles from their own homeland.

It is 65 years since Polish men and women left the village.

It will also be 70 years since some who had been incarcerated by the USSR were released and remarkably found their way to the village.

A Time to Remember will be held this Saturday, May 21.

The day will begin at 11am, with a small display of photographs and other items in the Memorial Hall.

A flypast by the BBMF Lancaster is planned at 1.30pm, before a service in the parish church at 2pm.

At the end of the service, everyone will move on to the airfield for an Act of Remembrance, with the laying of tributes at the memorial.

The day will round off with a reception back in the school hall.

On the Sunday, there will be the opportunity to visit local sites where 300sq aircraft were, lost to pay homage to those airmen whose last flight was from Faldingworth.

For more information on the day or if you wish to attend, contact Colin Mitchell Smith on 01673 885384, or Kevin Troop on 07703 330106

On Saturday evening, there will be a 1940s dance in the Memorial Hall from 8pm to 11.30pm, with music from female vocalist Elly D.

Dressing in the 1940s style is not essential, but is encouraged and there will be a prize for the best 1940s dress or uniform.

Tickets cost £5 and are available from Adele on 01673 885009.