There But Not There

Jun 28, 2018 | Village News

Wisborough Green is proud to be a Pathfinder Parish supporting ‘There But Not There’, the 2018 nationwide Armistice project for the charity Remembered: therebutnotthere.org.uk

‘There But Not There will be the defining centenary commemoration of the end of the 1914-1918 war, installed where the men and women came from across the country, back in the communities they left behind.’

There were 21 men who did not return to Wisborough Green and Loxwood (one ward at that time) and their names are listed on the War Memorial. We will remember these men from mid-September until November in St Peter ad Vincula church. Each man will be represented by a Perspex silhouette and nameplate, sitting in church as they may well have, as part of the congregation. You will be encouraged to sit with our fallen, remember and reflect on their courage and ultimate sacrifice.

Plans are being made and details will be published shortly; at this stage we felt it appropriate to give family members of our fallen the first opportunity to sponsor their relative’s silhouette and name block for £50. Please do spread the word if you know of family who have now left the village.

The Parish Council and the History Society will publish a booklet giving as much detail as can be found on those who died, so if you were able to provide any background information, about their lives in Wisborough Green or Loxwood, it would be most welcome. Sponsorship by local businesses of the Perspex figures would also be appreciated.

Further inquiries should be directed to Louise Davies, Parish Clerk, on 01403 701102 or clerk@wisboroughgreenpc.org

Or visit the There But Not There page on this website

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