19th Nov, 2019

The lives of the fallen from Finstall and Aston Fields remembered at villages' annual service

MORE THAN 120 people came together in Aston Fields and Finstall for the annual Remembrance Sunday commemorations.

Prayers were said and poppy wreaths were laid for those from the two villages who lost their lives in the two World Wars and other conflicts.

A church service, conducted by licensed lay ministers Janet Hewer and Phil Saleh, took place at St Godwald’s Church and was attended by representatives of Bromsgrove District Council, Finstall Parish Council, the Salvation Army and Finstall Scout Group.

The traditional two minute silence was observed at 11am and during the service Finstall Beavers, Cubs and Scouts placed wooden crosses in a trough with the names of all those who lost their lives from Aston Fields and Finstall.

As the names of those to be remembered were read out, the named cross was placed in the trough by either a Beaver, Cub or Scout.

Coun Caroline Spencer, who attended the service, said: “The personal and meaningful Act of Remembrance done by the Finstall Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in planting a poppy cross for all those who had died in the locality touched so very much the hearts of the congregation in attendance.”

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