06 November 2017
Remembrance Sunday at St James the Great in Aslackby is set to take on an extra dimension this year, with the rededication of the newly restored Roll of Honour, which records the sacrifice of every Aslackby lad who signed up to serve.
The community, under the guidance of artisan felter Eve Marshall, has recently gathered to make a felt poppy for each of the 42 names on the roll, and these will now be on display in the church until 12th November, serving as a remarkable memorial to these young men (see photos below).
The service will be at 3pm on Sunday, 12th, but the church is open each day until then, for anyone wishing to see the poppies, or to view the beautifully restored Roll of Honour.
Further information on the church, which is part of the Gilbertine Benefice, may be found here.
A new website resource from the National Churches Trust, ExploreChurches, is described as ‘a high quality resource for visitors and churches, supporting and promoting a beautiful collection of fascinating places to visit’. The website includes a section titled Lincolnshire Remembers, and the website may be found by following this link.