Sunday 13th November 2011


It was a typical damp, grey November morning, but the atmosphere in Lerryn Memorial Hall was bright and lively as the British Legion, residents of Lerryn and the school children assembled for the Armistice Day Service. Suddenly silence fell as we were gently led into thinking about those brave people who so valiantly gave their lives. The children read out the names written on the wooden crosses that they would plant later on the grassy bank behind the seat of remembrance. The cornet sounded "The Last Post" and all fell quiet. One really sensed the full meaning of silence followed by "Reveille". Then we were invited to enjoy the refreshments generously provided by W.I. How appropriate - Rosemary for Remembrance cake and poppy seed biscuits. When the children left the Hall to place their crosses there was a spontaneous round of applause as we all praised them for their important part in the ceremony. We adjourned to the Red Store where Lerryn History Society had set out the most interesting exhibition of artefacts, pictures, scrap books and fascinating items – from a dress made of parachute silk to an Elsan toilet for use by the ARP. History really came to life. A big THANK YOU to all those people involved for giving us a truly memorable experience. RAW

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