On Sunday 11th November, Peter Tavy will be playing its part in the Nation’s Tribute to the fallen and the commemoration of 100 years since the Armistice.
10.00am – A service will be held in St Peter’s Church, followed by
c.10.45am – Act of Remembrance at Peter Tavy War Memorial
After which the Church bells will be run “half muffled” in remembrance of those who gave their lives during the conflict.
12.30pm – The muffles will be taken off and the church bells will ring alongside many others – both in the UK and worldwide – marking the centenary of the end of World War I. (At the same time, parades and processions will be taking place across the country.)
5.00pm – “Bring and Share Tea” – you are all invited to a ‘Bring and Share Tea’ at the Village Hall. Tea, Coffee and soft drinks will be provided. (Do you fancy taking part in a conker competition? We will be holding a championship during the Tea!)
6:30 – leave the Hall and walk up to Smeardon Down where the Beacon of Light has been built. (If the weather doesn’t cooperate or you just don’t fancy the walk, the bellringers would welcome you to join them and view the beacon from St Peter’s churchyard.)
7:00 – the Beacon of Light will be lit joining other Beacons over the country. (Any offers of wood etc. for the Beacon would be welcome – please see Edward.)
7:05 Ringing Out for Peace – the bells of St Peters will ring out again, taking part in a second national peal around the country.
Rockets have been provided to be let off while the beacon burns – one for each of the six village residents who made the ultimate sacrifice during the war, and a finale to celebrate the end of hostilities and making peace.
Please come and take part – this is our chance to say thank you and join in this important nationwide commemoration.
They gave their lives so that you can live yours.
Ringing for Peace – Armistice 100
During World War I, church bells largely fell silent. Ringing was very restricted throughout the war, and bells only rang freely once the Armistice was declared on 11 November 1918. On that day, the ringing of church bells erupted spontaneously across the UK, in an outpouring of relief that 4 years of war had come to an end. On 11th November in this centenary year, church bells will again be ringing out in unison around the country, to honour that moment, and remember the 1,400 bellringers who were among the war dead.