Thursday, 23rd May 2019

Weekend to Remember - 9th - 11th November

Event SummaryRemembrance Sunday 2018 dawned dry and overcast. It was amazing to see so many people join in the service and ceremony to commemorate this unique moment in time. More and more people answer the call every year to attend this ceremony. This year, it felt as if half of Brinsworth was there.

As we mustered at the War Memorial in St George's Churchyard, there was rain in the air. In a service that saw us share poetry and remember the local soldiers who gave their lives in the World Wars, it was fitting that the sun peeked through the clouds at 11am. After the impeccable playing of The Last Post, the Silence was deafening - broken only by the sound of the Reveille.

With the sounds of Abide With Me ringing in our ears, it was back to The Centre for something warm after a chilly morning. Here we got chance to chat to friends both old and new and were treated to a performance by the Rivers Team choir. It was amazing to see so many people singing along, clapping their hands and tapping their feet - whether those feet were attached to people who can remember WWII or to people who can't remember life without a mobile phone! There was something very touching about seeing a pair of Adidas trainers marching along right next to a pair of polished black dress shoes.

Cllr Dave Barry - Vice Chair

Pictures from the day

Event Date: 11/11/2018

Weekend to Remember
We hope you've got the Weekend of 9/10/11 November in your diaries! This really does promise to be a "Weekend To Remember" for all sorts of reasons.

As well as Brinsworth joining in with the National Celebrations to commemorate the Centenary of the end of World War 1, this weekend will see the official opening of "The Centre", our amazing new community building. Here's a reminder of what's happening that weekend.

Friday November 9th

See the displays of World War memorabilia & art from local schools & clubs, including Brinsworth & Catcliffe History Group.
Enjoy a proper afternoon tea complete with sandwiches with the crusts cut off and a some fancy cakes & pastries
The Centre's first Official Function will see live music from the Colin Yates Band, the chance to practice your dance-steps, a buffet & music into the night, tickets are just £10 per person & will be on sale soon (not suitable for small children). The event runs from 7pm to 11pm.
Saturday November 10th

Children’s Party & Disco at The Centre with food & drink provided for kids aged up to 11 years. Tickets go on sale soon and are just £3 each. Every child gets to bring an adult (the Bar & Cafe will be open) & the Party runs from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.
Our Firework Spectacular kicks off at 7pm on the Playing Field. There'll be a Military Theme to the event with added special effects to make the evening go with a bang! It really will be one not to be missed.
This year we're making sure there will be children's rides and food available on/around the Field and The Centre - both before and after the Fireworks. This will include hot-dogs, burgers, pizza, pie & peas or hot-soup - all designed to keep us warm.
The Bar & Cafe will be open for drinks so why not stay around for a while and look around.


Sunday November 11th

The traditional Sunday Service in The Centre will start at 9.45am with the whole community encouraged to gather at St George’s Churchyard from 10.30am onwards.
At the War Memorial, we will honour the Fallen with poetry, a roll-call of the local soldiers & by observing the 2 minute silence with bugle accompaniment followed by the laying of wreaths.
Afterwards, everyone is invited back to The Centre for tea, coffee & cakes. The bar & cafe will be open for people to enjoy the various displays & conversation.
The Christmas Truce football match is still in the planning stage - if you'd be interested in taking part or helping to organise a short & friendly kick-about of local people to represent this famous event, please do get in touch. There'll be some free beer & roast-potatoes afterwards in The Centre for all those taking part.
All in all, this really does promise to be a Weekend to Remember for all sorts of reasons and we'd love as many people as possible to join in. We hope you like the sound of what we have planned but if you would like to get involved in any way - or have any ideas to make the Weekend even better - please do get in touch with the Parish Office on 01709 364199.


If you have any questions about this event or any other event, please contact events@brinsworthparishcouncil.gov.uk

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