‘Lest we forget’ Uckfield and the surrounding Villages remember

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This year, Remembrance Sunday falls on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.


At 11.00 a.m. on the 11th November (“the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”) the congregation of Holy Cross Church will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

At 11:00am there will be a ceremony at the ‘Eugene Seghers’ memorial in the grounds of the Highlands Inn. Eugene Seghers was a Belgian pilot who managed to steer a V1 flying bomb away for the town centre and was killed by his actions.

Image taken last year

At 2:30pm a remembrance parade will leave Luxford Car Park and make its way via the High Street and Church Street to the Holy Cross Church where at 3.00 p.m. the Town’s Civic Act of Remembrance followed at about 3:45pm with the laying of wreaths on the town memorial in the church yard.

Later on Sunday evening at Victoria Pleasure Grounds there will be the lighting of a beacon with the reading out the list of the fallen, doused torches representing their individual lives, hopes and aspirations being snuffed out as the names are called, one by one. The last post will be sounded at 6:55pm with the beacon lit at 7:00pm which will coincide with other beacons across the country.

At 7:05pm, the Holy Cross bells will ring out alongside other cathedrals and churches in a celebration of peace.


Newick Remembers
Remembrance Service 10am Sunday 11th November at St Mary’s
10.35 to process to the Green for the 11am 2 minute Silence.
17:45 Short film ‘Over the Top’ remembering the Fallen of Newick will be shown in the screens in St Mary’s.
18:30 Torchlight Procession leaving Church for 19:00 Beacon Lighting on the Green. Joining the organisers of Battle’s Over, a national and international event to mark the Armistice, more than 1,000 cathedrals and churches, including St Mary’s , Newick will participate by ringing their bells simultaneously at 7.05pm on the night of November 11th 2018

Other events will take place at Maresfield and other villages within the area.

They shall not grow old
as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of
the sun and in morning
We will remember them.

Danehill – 1068 poppies knitted and crocheted by ladies in Danehill and Chelwood Gate and sponsored by the Parish Council. A few purple poppies are included to remember the horses and livestock that lost their lives during WW1 and a few white ones for peace and war victims – survivors and those affected by the war. They are flood lit between 17.00 and 22.30





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