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Remembrance is important to Gresford Community Council

These images show some of our remembrance reminders. In 2021 the Community Council bought two ‘Tommies’ from the RBLI to mark the two main boundaries of our village.¬†They are simple and beautiful; if they catch you unawares, that rather take your breath away! Pre-COVID there would be a parade from our Legion building to All Saints Church where a service of remembrance would be held. The Guides and the Scouts and all the main groups in the villages would march together to remember the fallen, carrying their wreaths. In the last couple of years people have made their way separately to the church.

The All Saints Church porch houses our war memorial. In the walls to the left and the right there are memorial plaques and the names of those lost in the two World Wars are etched below. On the right -hand wall are the names of those who fell between 1914 and 1919, and on the left-hand wall, those who fell between 1939 and 1935.

The Community Council has recently been able to provide funds for some renovations to the porch to keep it looking its best in honour of our dead.