Memorial benches blessed in West Moors

Memorial benches blessed in West Moors

Caption: (L-R) Cllr Mike Hawkes, Grant Parrot, Peter Langholz and Rev Lynne Morris

Ferndown | Posted: Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at 1:18 pm | return to news

Memorial benches blessed in West Moors

After the installation of two ‘lest we forget’ benches near the War Memorial in West Moors, Rev Lynne Morris was there on 31 October for a dedication service alongside Royal British Legion members Grant Parrott and Peter Langholz.

Memorial benches blessed in West Moors

Caption: (L-R) Cllr Mike Hawkes, Grant Parrot, Peter Langholz and Rev Lynne Morris

Local residents gathered as Rev Lynne Morris said a few words before blessing the two benches with prayers, hymns and readings. This was followed by a minute’s silence led by Grant Parrott as he spoke about the importance of remembering those we have lost.

Also there was West Moors Parish Council Chairman Cllr Mike Hawkes as well as Mrs Ann Clark, head teacher at Oakhurst First and Nursery School, with several of her pupils.

When asked about the benches, Rev Lynne Morris said, “ I think it’s a lovely reminder for everyone, especially young people, of the sacrifices made and what freedom costs.”

The benches, brought down from Scotland, contain images of doves and poppies symbolising peace after World War I.

Grand Parrott said, “It’s a permanent message that we can’t forget what those in the past have done for us today.”

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