Colnbrook Residents Association announce events for 2014
The Colnbrook Residents Association has revealed details of upcoming social events over the coming months, including a major event to commemorate the centenary of World War I.
Apparently quiet for the first six months of this year, the Colnbrook Residents Association has revealed it has been working hard behind the scenes on a number of major events.
First and foremost will be the World War I commemoration event set for Saturday, July 26, 2 days before the centenary of the outbreak of The Great War. The event is being organised in conjunction with the Parish Council and will feature:
- The unveiling of a plaque to the Colnbrook fallen which will be affixed to the Diamond Jubilee Clock, which will now double as a pseudo war memorial. The names of those who died during 1914-18 will be taken from the existing war memorial in St Thomas’ Church.
- A wreath-laying ceremony at the Clock in conjunction with a bugler and brass band. Anyone wishing to lay a wreath during the ceremony should contact a member of the Parish Council.
- A memorial service at St Thomas’ Church, which will include a programme of readings, poems and hymns, conducted by the Area Dean, Rod Cosh.
- Food and refreshments will be served immediately after.
Over 200 people are expected to attend.
Next will be a Scottish Night. Cllr ‘K’ Laxman revealed details of the event at the last meeting of the Parish Council. The event will be held in the Village Hall on October 25.
Coming hot on the footsteps of the Scottish Referendum on September 18 the event could take on a very different tone for the 33 residents of Colnbrook with Poyle originating from Scotland!
And finally the CRA has announced that its Christmas Lunch will be held this year on December 7, at a venue yet to be decided. Last year’s lunch attracted 150 people.