OPEN AFTERNOON TO LAUNCH ‘LAST 100 DAYS’ EXHIBITION

On SUNDAY, 12th AUGUST, there was an Open Afternoon, from 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.,  at the Chapels with a Cemetery Trail, exploring the various graves that commemorate those who died during WW1 or as a result of injuries sustained during WW1.  An EXHIBITION has been mounted, full of fascinating facts and stories that should not be forgotten.  The Cemetery Trail, led by Ken Smith, was very much appreciated.

During the morning the Survey Team had worked hard to start their plotting and calculations of the next section of the positions of graves, from the Chapels towards Edinburgh Walk.

LAST 100 DAYS is a national initiative to focus on the final days of World War 1 and allow people to reflect and commemorate the people who sacrificed so much from 1914 – 1918.  Several people came especially to see the exhibition and talked about their family histories of ancestors who fought in WW1.

Because of the importance of this exhibition it is hoped to open the Chapels once a week, on Thursday afternoon, from 23rd August until REMEMBRANCE DAY, to allow as many people to visit and pay their respects. In particular the Trustees hope that a great deal of information will be shared during this period about what life was like in Holbeach one hundred years ago.