A time of reflection at centenary service

Brigg news EMN-140107-150437001
Brigg news EMN-140107-150437001

St John’s Church in Brigg hosted a special service to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the 1st World War.

Town Mayor Edward Arnott led the civic representation and read one of the lessons; the other being read by Freeman of Brigg Tom Glossop.

The service was led jointly by Father Owain Mitchell, Vicar of Brigg, and Town Councillor the Rev Alec Depledge.

Binyon’s words from the poem ‘For the Fallen’ ending with ‘We Will Remember Them,’ were read by the Chairman of the Brigg and District Branch of the Royal British Legion Stuart Frost.

Students from Sir John Nelthorpe School, who have been involved with a project researching the lives of soldiers from the town in the Great War, read the first 36 names of those men from the town killed in the war.

An exhibition of their research can be viewed at the Angel Heritage Centre.

Town Clerk Jeanette Woollard said the event had been well attended and thanked local area residents for their support.

“It was very poignant for those of us there to reflect the 15-year-old Year 10 students from the school who read the names of the fallen would in those times have been called up just two years later.