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   Chalfont St Giles Remembers Event Success    10 September, 2018

The Parish Council would like to thank everyone who came along to the Chalfont St Giles Remembers event on the village green on Saturday 8 September.

This event was part of the Parish Council led activities and events that commemorate the 100th Anniversary of World War One.

The Hemel Hempstead Band played tunes from the era of WW1, and visitors were encouraged to take a seat, sit back and enjoy the music, whilst taking time to ponder on how different our lives would be, if it was not for the brave and courageous souls that fought to protect us.

There were refreshments available in the Reading Rooms on the High Street. The amazing array of cakes were all made and seerved by volunteers.  Donations for the refreshments went to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Also in the Reading Rooms was a video showing the effects of WW1 in Buckinghamshire. 

Visitors on the day were also encouraged to visit our Silent Soldiers.  These represent the soldiers who, once demobilised were given a train ticket to their nearest station and then needed to find their own way home from there.  Consequently soldiers would be seen making their way home across fields and footpaths.

They were also encouraged to take a look at the Art Installation around the Village Pond.  This is made of knitted poppies created by an army of talented volunteers.  The first poppies were installed on 1st June 2018 and the numbers have been growing ever since.  This will continue to grow until the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day on 11 November 2018.

This was a successful event with lots of positive feedback. The Parish Council would like to thank everyone who made this event possible.

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