Tag Archives: Remembrance Day

The double tragedy in war suffered by a wife and mother

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM: Remembrance Sunday is given over for the public to reflect on the sacrifices made by others. Here, from the roll of honour at the Minster, DAVID MORGAN recalls the lives, and deaths, of two generations of … Continue reading

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‘For gallantry’: Croydon hero who died at Passchendaele

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM: On November 11, it will be the centenary of the burial of The Unknown Soldier at Westminster Abbey, an event full of symbolism about the loss of so many during the Great War. At Croydon Minster, … Continue reading

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Minster memorials that tell the terrible toll of World Wars

Croydon Parish Church, as it was once known, contains memorials to service personnel who died serving their country. DAVID MORGAN guides you on a short  tour of some of them As you walk into the Minster, you do so through … Continue reading

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We will remember them: Croydon’s Remembrance Day services

Remembrance Day, paying tribute to the sacrifices of military and service personnel in conflicts past and present, will be observed in Croydon on Sunday, at the war memorial outside the Town Hall and at Croydon Minster. Conducted by the Rt … Continue reading

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Why the poppy is a symbol that should unite, not divide, us

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Ahead of this weekend’s Remembrance services, the Rev WEALANDS BELL has a confession to make – he once wore a white poppy, and now wishes he had never done so I was quite surprised to see a conversation … Continue reading

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Bah humbug! Tory councillor complains at ‘too early’ Christmas

One of Croydon’s Conservative councillors wants to stop the town’s retailers from starting their Christmas sales campaigns too early. Ashburton councillor Adam Kellett put forward his own forthright views in a question to the council leader Mike Fisher at the … Continue reading

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Jubilee choral festival at Fairfield Halls nears sell-out

This Saturday’s Diamond Jubilee Concert, with a 400-strong massed male voice choir, at the Fairfield Halls is nearly sold out. Only a few tickets in the gallery – at £10 each – remain for what promises to be a tub-thumping … Continue reading

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