St Albans church commemorates centennial of World War One

PUBLISHED: 09:00 15 September 2018

The community weekend commemorating the end of WWI at St Michael's Church. Picture: Peter Lindeman

The community weekend commemorating the end of WWI at St Michael's Church. Picture: Peter Lindeman

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A St Albans church marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One with a historical exhibition and flower festival.

The community weekend commemorating the end of WWI at St Michael's Church. Picture: Peter LindemanThe community weekend commemorating the end of WWI at St Michael's Church. Picture: Peter Lindeman

The community weekend was held at St Michael’s Church in St Michael’s Street, and featured floral displays interspersed with WWI memorabilia loaned from descendants of soldiers who fought in the war.

A curtain of poppies was spread across the front pews of the church, and children from local schools St Michael’s, Prae Wood and Aboyne Lodge made a carpet of poppies which covered the nave of the church.

Sixty-five men from the parish are commemorated by a plaque in the church, but while researching for the event a further five were discovered and a new plaque has been commissioned.

A fete was also held in the church grounds with bell ringing, Morris dancing and a cream tea. All proceeds will go to St Michael’s Church Restoration and the Royal British Legion.

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