Caroline Flint and Cllr Phil Cole joined Scout Leaders, Rev Ian Smith, parish councillors and residents to light a new Community Field of Remembrance at St Peter’s Church Warmsworth to all those who lost their lives in Edlington & Warmsworth serving in the two world wars.
The idea for the Field of Remembrance came from Shaun McDermott, Cub Scout Leader for 1st/36th St Peter’s Warmsworth Scout Group.
Said Caroline: “The Field of Remembrance has been very well received. All of the names in this field carry stories of heroism, personal sacrifice and lost love. Their memories are carried by relatives living today. The lighting of the field makes it become brighter as the light fades at the close of day. I was very honoured to be asked to play a small part in the lighting of this field.”
Said Cllr Phil Cole “Shaun McDermott’s idea was simple and inspirational. Every cross in this field is dedicated to one or more of our fallen - 133 crosses, for 138 of the Edlington & Warmsworth’s fallen, plus a large cross for those who died in conflict since the great wars, but are not on the war memorials. This field makes you pause and reflect on those who gave everything so we could enjoy our lives today.”
The field will be illuminated every day from 7-9pm between 4 November and 11 November.
Photo shows: Caroline Flint, Rev Ian Smith and Cub Scout leader Shaun McDermott.
Caroline and Cllr Phil Cole in the Field of Remembrance.