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Drawn by Julie White 2020
Drawn by Julie White 2020

Remembrance Day - 11th November 11am

It was a beautiful day at the hall. The organiser played the last post and recited his Remembrance and thanks to the fallen.  In the evening one by one in their family bubbles, one in, one out, The Scouts and Beavers came to offer their Poppies and respect. It was very moving. Thank you 1st Ashingdon Scouts for a beautiful Memorial Day in these difficult times. 
Display of 2nd Hawkwell Beaver’s Poppies from Remembrance Day
Display of 2nd Hawkwell Beaver’s Poppies from Remembrance Day
Drawn by Julie White 2020
Drawn by Julie White 2020

Remembrance Sunday

On Remembrance Sunday a small group of the committee opened the hall. Attending was the organiser who played the Last Post and we held two minutes silence together.  The Organiser was grateful to be able to pay his respects. 

1st. Ashingdon Scouts lined the pavement outside the hall in respect for the fallen. It was a touching sight to see. 

1st Ashingdon Scout Leaders
1st Ashingdon Scout Leaders
A new memorial for Privates Thrumble, McClure and Foster provided by the new committee.
A new memorial for Privates Thrumble, McClure and Foster provided by the new committee.

One Thousand Men are Walking

One Thousand men are walking
Walking side by side
Singing songs from home
The spirit as their guide
they walk towards the sun
they smoke and laugh and smile together
no foes to outrun
these men live on forever
in the hearts of those they saved
a nation truly grateful
for the path of peace they paved
they march as friends and comrades
but they do not march for war
step closer to salvation
a tranquil steady corps
the meadow lit with golden beams
a beacon for the brave
the emerald grass untrampled
a reward for what they gave
they dream of those they left behind
and know they dream of them
forever in those poppy fields
there walks one thousand men

Joshua Dyer 2019 (aged 14)
Helen T England