Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Field of the Fallen - October 19th

Friday October 19th saw the opening of our Remembrance Art Display - Field of the Fallen.  Invited guests included the Leader of Pembrokeshire County Council, Cllr Aden Brinn and Mayor of Pembroke, Cllr Linda Brown as well as the Vicar of St Mary's, Rev Peter Jones.  
The project was devised by Linda Asman and Rose Blackburn.  The idea being that each candle would represent one of the Fallen and so highlight the large numbers who gave their lives from just one small town during WW1, a terrible war which resulted in deaths and casualties on a massive scale.
'Field of the Fallen' is part of a larger project of the History Society: 'Pembroke Commemorates the end of WW1 in Words, Pictures, Art and Film' funded by Heritage Lottery.  The candles were sponsored by local people to help fund our 'There not not There Tommy' which now stands by the Church gate. Money was also raised through a Local Giving appeal.

Photographed in front of the 'Field of the Fallen' Remembrance display

Standing around the There but not there Tommy

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