The Grantham Journal publish our Lone Tommy

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Artwork to remember the fallen was donated by a manufacturer to a village ahead of Remembrance Day. Chris Kennedy of Roll and Scroll fabrication created a one-off design for the village of Colsterworth, which was unveiled on Saturday morning at the village war memorial. The artwork depicts the 'Lone Tommy' soldier, as well as Bullet and Brian, the ...
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The unveiling of our Lone Tommy from Roll & Scroll

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Today we had a visit to CFoR from Toby of the Grantham Journal to photograph the unveiling of our Lone Tommy which was created by the amazing Roll & Scroll. Please take a visit to the memorial to see this amazing statue, Chris has done an amazing job! Toby also photographed our Wheeping Poppy Wall which has been created by Steve & Sally Ogb...
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ITV News will be covering the Colsterworth Festival of Remembrance service at our War Memorial

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It is with great pride to announce that our Vicar has been contacted by the ITV News Desk, as they would like to film our service this year. We would like all residents to be made aware so you are prepared on the day with a camera team being present. At this stage there is no plan for reporters to interview individuals. Any questions regarding the ...
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CFoR interviewed by BFBS the British Forces Broadcasting Service

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A lovely interview with two volunteers from CFoR and Richard Wyeth of BFBS. Listen below now and thank you to all involved.
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CFoR Poppy Volunteers Working Hard

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 The Poppy Volunteers have been busy again over the past 10 months (and are still working hard now) making over 2000 plastic poppies and knitted poppies, all of which will start to be placed around the village from 16th October. The team of volunteers have excelled themselves this year as other items have also been made, including: Decorations...
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More news from the Journal and with special thanks to all our volunteers!

With thanks to the Grantham Journal for spreading the word on our Festival of Remembrance. Our volunteers and business supporters are simply amazing and really have made a difference, we cannot thank you all enough Thank you! #WeSaluteYou.
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Helen Walker makes it to the Grantham Journal with her fabulous creation!

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The wonderful Helen Walker has been showcased in the Grantham Journal with her fabulous creation for our village Post Box. "The top of a postbox in Colsterworth has been decorated with crocheted poppies in a poignant tribute for Remembrance Day. Helen Walker is behind the colourful creation. She said: "I was asked by the Remembrance Sunday committe...
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CFoR's Poppy Wall at Methodist Church

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 Following great success of the 'Lest We Forget' Poppy sign at the War Memorial during last years Remembrance Day, Steve and Sally Ogborne have gone one step further. With the help from Dawn Prentice, Jackie Taylor and others , providing hundreds of bottle bottom they have built a fantastic Poppy Wall outside the Methodist Chapel. A small team...
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CFoR Add Lone Soldier to War Memorial

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 he Colsterworth Festival of Remembrance, has partnered with Roll and Scroll again to purchase a bespoke Lone Soldier called 'Tommy' to go next to the War Memorial. Chris Kennedy from Roll and Scroll has kindly built a personalised Lone Soldier statue for Colsterworth village. Standing 5 feet tall it will be an amazing and significant addition...
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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 volunt...
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The Roll of Honour for North Witham revealed by Mark Ramage

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View the Roll of Honour   ​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 M...
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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 g...
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Wreaths for the Colsterworth Festival of Remembrance

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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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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. T...
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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: remembran...
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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 fil...
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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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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 Leg...
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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 th...
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