Marking Remembrance Sunday

As Britain marks the centenary of the ending of the First World War, we are supporting the ‘There But Not There‘ campaign. The campaign honours the hundreds of thousands of British and Commonwealth soldiers – the ‘Tommies’ – who died during the conflict.

Using our ward budget and working with Wickersley Parish we have purchased 28 of the ‘Tommy’ silhouettes which have been placed in schools, shops and other locations across our area. They represent the 28 local men who died during the First World War whose names are inscribed on Wickersley war memorial. Cllr Sue Ellis is pictured above with one of the Tommies.

You can find details of the men over on our council neighbourhoods blog.

Rotherham Council has also placed two of the large Tommies outside the town hall.

St Albans Church will lead a special service at the War memorial on Morthen Road on Sunday at 12 noon.

Cllr Chris Read, as Leader of the Council, and John Healey MP will lay wreaths at the Cenotaph in Clifton Park at 11am on Sunday (click here for details of the parade and church service).

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