This is the updated final draft – with Seaborough spelt correctly and names added as informed 🙂
Broadwindsor is one of the few villages that does not have a memorial for the hero’s of the First and Second world wars (their names are listed inside St. John the Baptist church) and your feedback is still welcome and encouraged.
It is to be discussed at the next Group Parish Council meeting on Monday, 17th October and your feedback is most welcome before they proceed. Would you welcome such a memorial? Do you agree with the placement of the proposed memorial? Please continue to email your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on this post on Facebook @Broadwindsor.Org or send a message.
Local farmer Andrew Frampton and Broadwindsor Fun Group chairman, Adrian Gray are looking to get support from the Group Parish Council and villagers for a war memorial on the corner at Cross Keys opposite the wild flower gardens. There are currently two black fencing stakes in the ground to mark the site.
Andrew has a 2 tonne stone limestone slab from their farm quarry which he would like to sink into the ground and then attach an A1 size acrylic info board with a war scene and all the names of the soldiers from WW1 and WW2 from our parish ward (Blackdown, Drimpton, Seaborough, Burstock and Broadwindsor) 57 in all for a permanent memorial. The main photo shows the finished proof. This with one or two metal Tommy silhouettes.
The proposed acrylic board is the same as the one on Lewesdon hill for the Lost Pilot – Jean De Cloedt. It looks very professional and won’t dominate the stone as the stone is 220cm x 120cm and the board 84cm x 63cm.
And… no expense to the village!
It is proposed to have an opening ceremony on Friday, 11th November at 11am involving the school of who’s pupils have great grandfathers and great great uncles on it.
It will be discussed at the next Group Parish Council meeting on Monday, 17th October and your feedback would be most welcome before they proceed. Would you welcome such a memorial? Do you agree with the placement of the proposed memorial? Please send your comments to: email@example.com or comment on this post on Facebook @Broadwindsor.Org
Samples of T-shirts with the winning slogan of “Broadwindsor Where Community Matters” will be on sale & orders taken on Saturday, 4th June at the village Fun Day.
Profits will go towards the purchase of a memorial for those lost in conflict, similar to the one shown. At present no external memorial exists in our village.
The T-shirts, which are of high quality, are £15 each. This generates a profit of £2 per T-shirt to go towards the purchase of a Tommy style memorial and thereby supporting the Royal British Legion. Remember to state your size when ordering!
If you have any questions or orders, please contact Adrian Gray: firstname.lastname@example.org putting T-shirt in the subject title.
The range of Tommy‘s available from the Royal British Legion can be viewed HERE.
As many will be aware the T-shirt logo poll closed recently with the slogan ‘Where Community Matters‘ receiving the most votes. There were 2,768 votes cast with the winner receiving nearly 30% of them.
The sponsor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has stated that a small company StuartAusten.co.uk has been asked to research how and where the T-shirts can be produced.
Originally, the sponsor had stated that any profits for the sale of the T-shirts should be put forward to support the Save the White Lion fund. However, given the fact that this worthy cause has exceeded its target, it has been decided that the profits will go towards the purchase of a memorial for those lost in conflict. At present no external memorial exists in the village.
T-shirts will be £15 and the size chart is below:
If you have any questions or orders, please contact my private e mail: email@example.com putting T-shirt in the subject title.