The centenary of the World War 1 armistice on Sunday 11th November 2018 saw many activities in Yaxham on the day and building towards this – remembrance benches on the Playing Field and opposite the school, the village sign refurbished, a carved poppy in Yaxham oak with “Yaxham Remembers” etched on it to go at the foot of the village sign, the time-capsule, and on the day we saw:
10.45 am Remembrance Service at Ste Peter’s Church, including two minute’s silence followed by wreath and cross laying before the war memorial at 11am. 80 people attended – twice the number of last year, and there was hot drinks and refreshments after the service.
12.15 pm Unveiling of the Carved Poppy “Yaxham Remembers” at the village sign. Carved by village resident Simon Salter. Unveiled by Peter Lowings, Parish Council Chairman.
2.30 pm “Yaxham Remembers” Community Event at the Village Hall, with songs, music, displays and readings and themed refreshments – All were welcome to this free community event organised for the Parish Council. A great Success. Some 150 people attended and the communal singing was tremendous. The school participated as did the WI, the Wood land Group and many more.
Yaxham Parish Council is proud to have been the instigator and facilitator of these activities and events, bar the Remembrance Service.