World War One Remembered 2014

World War One Remembered in Flowers and Memorabilia at St Mary’s Church Ashbury

8th and 9th November 2014

Porch Font

Entrance: Flowers and Letters Home

Craven Chapel – display showing a village wedding in Longcot from 1918

Chancel Steps– two floral arrangements lead into the Chancel

Choir Stalls – Lines of poppies point towards the high altar.

Chancel windows. North side – floral display representing “Conflict”. South side – 40 roses to commemorate each of the men from the village who fought in the Great War

Chancel: Family history display about brothers Lewis, Harry and Sidney Barnett who served in WW1

Sanctuary – floral arrangement “We will remember them” with prayers written by the Ashbury School children. Around and behind the altar are arrangements of white lillies symbolising “Peace”

Display of WW1 uniforms, medals and other memorabilia

Lady Chapple – above and below – Images of “Sacrifice”

Chalk and charcoal representation of the moments “After the Battle”

Squint Display about the Ashbury WW1 Project

Some of the 40 cards recording the individual military histories of Ashbury men who fought in WW1

East Window – Display in honour of Thomas Disbury killed in action in Belgium, and also Ernest Henry Dowling (uncle of Violet Disbury), William Nobes (father of Violet Disbury) and James Withers (son of William and Dorcas Withers)