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CHERRY HINTON ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

Remembrance Day Online 2020

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Cherry Hinton in the First World War 

A committee of representatives from CHRA, St Andrew's Church, Royal British Legion and Cherry Hinton Local History Society collaborated on this exhibition which was shown as part of a series of events in 2018 commemorating the end of WW1 in 1918.  You can see this again now online as part of the 2020 Cherry Hinton Remembrance Day events.  Click on the image below to be taken directly to the exhibition.  

 

VE Day In Cherry Hinton.  

The Victory 75 committee (Representatives of the RBL, Cherry Hinton Local History Society, Cherry Hinton Residents Society and St. Andrews) had planned an exhibition to be part of the WW2 Commemoration.   They will take place as soon as circumstances allow. In the meantime, listen to the memories of local Cherry Hinton residents as they recall the events of VE Day in Cherry Hinton.  

 

The Cherry Hinton Poppy Blanket

In Autumn 2018 a call went out to local residents to support the work of the Cherry Hinton RBL to knit poppies and create a blanket of red to place behind the village war memorial

 

The call was answered with great enthusiasm and poppies were donated and sewn together to create the piece we now have hanging on the railings of the recreation ground.

 

The picture below shows just a few of the crafters who worked on the project.  Whilst we may not be able to come together as a community to pay our respects this year perhaps, when passing

 

the recreation ground, you may be able to take a moment to have a look at the work close up and even spot a poppy that you knitted.  If you would like to get involved in knitting/crocheting poppies for an addition to the blanket please chragroup@outlook.com

Remembrance Day Service's in Cherry Hinton 

It will not be possible to hold public services to commemorate Remembrance Day this year and so a special video service is being held by St Andrew's Church on Sunday 8.11  from 8.00am on their website https://standrews-cherryhinton.org.uk/takeaway-worship.  From 10.45am you will be able to access a Facebook Live video https://www.facebook.com/cherryhintonresidentsassociation as Nic Boyns of Cherry Hinton Baptist Church leads the annual Remembrance Day service at the War Memorial with Paul Holmes, Chairman of the CH branch of the Royal British Legion.  Paul will read the names of the fallen of Cherry Hinton and lay a wreath.