Remembrance Weekend 2016 ‘We will remember them’ 2016 marks the centenary of the the Battle of the Somme, which concluded on November 18, 1916.
The commemoration is being led by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on behalf of the UK Government and the French Government in partnership with Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Royal British Legion.
This partnership have built a programme of events which reflect the significance of the First World War Somme campaign.
As part of this event, and the wider relevance of Remembrance Day, a weekend of remembrance is being planned by the Scampton Church Leadership team.
It will be held at Scampton Church and Commonwealth War Graves, High Street, Scampton. The church will be specially decorated with poppies, both inside and out.
The weekend of events will start at 10.30am on Friday, November 11 with a multi-agency commemoration event planned by Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire Museums and Schools project, Pollyplatt Community Primary School, Scampton Church of England Primary School, Scampton Playmates Nursery, Curiosity Creators, The Dambusters Inn, and Scampton Church.
This will entail the erection of arches along the pathway to the church which will be covered in poppies of all sizes.
These have been made by the children under the supervision of ‘Curiosity Creators’, who bring art and curiosity to new spaces, and who were recently involved in creating two of the Barons on the ‘Barons Charter Trail’ in Lincoln to celebrate 800 years of the Magna Carta.
At 11am children from the schools involved will place a large poppy on each of the Commonwealth war graves, and Les Rutherford, a Bomber Command veteran, will lay a wreath on the German war graves.
Between 2pm and 4.30pm on Saturday, November 12 the church and remembrance chapel will be decorated and especially lit for an afternoon of reflection.
Visitors are invited to view the historical building, poppy displays and the Commonwealth war graves adorned with poppies.
Refreshments will be available.
On Sunday, November 13 at 10.15am a special service of remembrance amongst multitudes of poppies will be held in the church and around the war memorial.