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Latest Newsletter – November 2017

November, as the days shorten and darken, has long been a month for remembrance. In many ancient cultures of the Northern Hemisphere it has been a special time for remembering the departed.   All Souls Day on the 2nd day of the month is the date that has been used in many Christian Churches for just over a thousand years.

Perhaps the most familiar date of the month is 5th November, the date we all remember from our schooldays and the poem “Remember, Remember, the fifth of November…” commemorating the Gunpowder Plot  400 years ago.

However, since 11th November 1918 we in Britain (and France) have had that date as a particularly poignant day of remembrance in which we remember the terrible loss of life during the First World War…

Jenny Grist – Editor

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