Updated: Jun 20, 2020
The community roll of honour includes the names of 26 men who gave their lives in the first world war. There is a memorial to these men in the churchyard of Christ Church. The names of 6 men who died in the second world war have been added. Two other soldiers from the first world war are buried in the churchyard.
Fairwarp Remembers is a programme of events to commemorate the centenary of the end of the first world war. A small committee was set up to progress Fairwarp’s commemoration plans. This included researching the history of Fairwarp’s involvement leading up to, during and after WW1. As well as this research, the committee set about organising several events to mark this special anniversary. We do hope that all villagers will support these events and take part where they are able.
There but not there
You may have noticed a new installation on the village green. As part of the 2018 Armistice project ‘There but not there’ we have installed a six foot Tommy next to the Village Green sign. Fairwarp Community Society has kindly provided the funding to purchase this lasting memorial which will be erected on the village green each November.
A free exhibition will be available in the village hall showcasing all the information gleaned from the committee’s research into Fairwarp’s contribution to WW1. Whilst the exhibition will be based around the 26 named on the War Memorial in the church yard, the researchers have uncovered much about Fairwarp and this area of Ashdown Forest which will also be included in the display.
Members of the committee will be there to man the exhibition so do come along to view all the fascinating facts and interesting artefacts on display.
Fairwarp Village Hall Monday 5 Nov – 6.30pm-8.30pm Tuesday 6 Nov – 2.00pm-8.30pm Wednesday 7 Nov – 1.00pm-3.30pm Wednesday 7 Nov – 6.00pm-8.30pm Thursday 8 Nov – 2.00pm-8.30pm Friday 9 Nov – 11.00am-8.30pm Saturday 10 Nov – 11.00am-1.30pm Light refreshments will be available
WI WW1 Afternoon Tea
Saturday 10 November – 3.00pm
Fairwarp WI will be holding a commemorative afternoon tea in the village hall.
Tickets are £2 and available from The Foresters Arms or from Tracy on 01825 713101.
All proceeds will be donated to the Royal British Legion.
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