CFoR's 2020 Festival of Remembrance

Our Festival of Remembrance was a different one this year, but all key personnel really pulled together so that we can remember all those who lost their lives in previous conflicts. Captain David Heath French RAMC & Rev'd Neil Griffiths started the ceremony and residents were invited to lay wreaths for our fallen. With Social distancing key, al...
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We may be in lockdown but we will never forget

The residents of Colsterworth have been busy with CFoR ensuring that our Remembrance Sunday and Remembrance day will still be a day to remember for all those who gave their lives for our country. Last year you will remember the poppy display in our church, this year we have an amazing display donated by Mr Steve Ogborne and B&Q Grantham. M...
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1st Colsterworth Scout Group's Dawn Prentice launches the Best Decorated Window Competition

We would love you all to get involved and remember. We have also added a few ideas that you can download and use.
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A round up of this years Festival of Remembrance.

What an incredible day this years Festival was and the turnout of local people was amazing. The weather was kind which made the day a big success and all the hard work from our volunteers ensured the day ran smoothly. With thanks to the Parish Council for gaining permission to close the roads and Colin Russell for collating our road closure volunte...
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The Roll of Honour for North Witham revealed by Mark Ramage

With thanks to Mark Ramage, Parish counsellor, we can now remember those who served and gave their lives from our neighbouring village that is North Witham. It is so inspiring when our local villages go above and beyond, ensuring those who "gave their today for our tomorrow" are remembered in this way, #WeSaluteYou Mark. Mark also asked for us to p...
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Jackies' "Poppy Ladies" make the Grantham Journal

We were so proud to have the support from our local paper and were honoured to have a full page spread! The poppies have raised a great deal of money and our CFoR Hamper has made £820 so far, please help us get to £1000 before Sunday 10h November 2019 - tickets available from the bar at the White Lion, £2.50 a strip or 3 strips for £5.00, you've go...
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Wreaths for the Colsterworth Festival of Remembrance

With 10 days until our Festival of Remembrance, it's not too late to order your wreath. If you would like to lay a wreath, please contact Mr & Mrs Knightall on 01476 870 918. Wreaths cost £17.50 for a red wreath and £25.00 for a Red, White & Blue Wreath, with all proceeds going to the Poppy Appeal. If you are or would like to lay a wreath, ...
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Remembrance Day Timeline at The White Lion

We hope you can all join us after the service at the White Lion. Debi Heath French of WA Designs is sponsoring a glass of Port to all who have helped with the build up, parade & service, but there is much more going on in our lovely local; Download our poster below and share as far and wide as you can - thank you ;)  File Name: remembrance...
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1st Colsterworth Scout group contribute to the village display.

Report by Dawn Prentice, photos courtesy of Maurice Taylor After seeing the idea online 1st Colsterworth Scout group offered to contribute to the village display. After a mass collection of empty bottles from homes, schools and villagers we took on the task of cutting and painting the bases, Beavers one night, Cubs the following week. Two fun fille...
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The Grantham Journal visit our Poppy Wall and meet some of the ladies who are behind the scenes.

Today Toby from the Grantham Journal came to our village to meet and photograph a few of Jackie Taylor's "Poppy Ladies". Toby was really impressed with the display and will be covering the display in the next Journal. We had photos inside the church and under the arch outside where Dawn Prentices' little peoples display is taking pride of place. Th...
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Purchase your locally made poppies

Why not take a Saturday morning wander to our church, St John the Baptist Church where you’ll be welcomed by Mr and Mrs Heath selling our lovely poppies and a brew. Show your support, your community needs you!
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CFoR Hamper for Remembrance has raised thus far....

Our fantastic hamper worth £500 has raised so far £643.50 - thank you! The hamper can be viewed on the bar at The White Lion public house in Colsterworth and with other raffle prizes being donated, this is going to be a great Remembrance Day! Brain child Debi Heath French came up with the idea to support the festival and the RBL (Royal British Legi...
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The Weeping Poppy Wall display is launched!

Yesterday saw the launch of our fabulous Poppy Display in St John The Baptist Church, Colsterworth. All the poppies have been knitted by our local ladies, their family and friends and it is definitely worth a trip down to see them. With thanks to Mrs Jackie Taylor for collating the poppies and coming up with this idea which will raise funds for the...
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Poppy ladies gathering ideas for the wall

The wall is all coming together and we are looking at a great launch, we have also landed on Facebook and we have our own page, Like, Share & Tag Friends NOW!!! 
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Remembrance Day 2019 update

Ticket sales for our Remembrance Hamper which is on the bar at the White Lion and holds just shy of £500 worth of goodies has raised nearly £200! Tickets cost £2.50 per strip or 3 strips for £5.00, please purchase some as this is to raise money for a great cause! CFOR would like to thank Mrs Helen Birch for her £50 donation to the fund, Helen purch...
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Bake for our Veterans

Mrs Margaret Winn of Colsterworth has launched our veterans tea & cake on the afternoon of Sunday 10th November 2019 in the White Lion. Margaret wanted to give something back to our Veterans in the way of a thank you. Margaret said "The people we interviewed for 'We The People' book and who are still with us are; Margaret Winn of Woolsthorpe su...
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Remembrance Day Raffle - Local Goodies Hamper

We have launched a raffle of prizes which have been sourced locally from our village for our village and all in aid of our Festival of Remembrance. Brain child, Debi Heath French came up with the idea to support the event with a pot of money, going towards supporting the event happen. A donation to the Veterans Charity will be made from the proceed...
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The Colsterworth Wheeping Poppy Wall takes shape

The Poppy Ladies of Colsterworth got together today to carry on creating the lovely Weeping Poppy Wall which will take it's pride of place in the St John The Baptist Church, Colsterworth from the 1st weekend in October right up until Remembrance Day. Brain child, Mrs Jackie Taylor, came up with the idea and has gathered up so much support from...
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CFoR Meeting

There is a meeting being held with regards to the running and set up of our Festival of Remembrance Day at the White Lion on Sunday 1st September 2019 at 12:30hrs. We welcome ALL residents of our parish to attend and support in any way that you can. If you feel that you can offer some support & your time on the 10th November 2019 or you would l...
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101st Airborne Division - North Witham

Mr Morris Taylor ex Royal Air Force and of Colsterworth, is leading the remembrance of 101st Airbourne & 82nd Airborne Division who flew from North Witham Airfield, as the first who landed on D-Day. Their job was to light up the landing zones for those who would be landing on the beaches. The Pathfinders of the 101st Airborne Division led the w...
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