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‘Lest we Forget’

Commemorating World War 1 1914-1918
Wetherby Methodist Church on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 August 2014.

This project commemorates the First World War and celebrates the comparative peace we enjoy now. It is an opportunity to be reminded of a difficult time in our history when millions lost their lives or suffered injuries in the fighting, including young men from our community.

Dedication of the Peace Garden
Sunday 3 August 3 pm (corner of Caxton Street and Westgate)

Commemorative Service
Sunday 3 August 3.30pm at the Methodist Church and another chance to see the exhibition after the service.

Exhibition
Saturday 2 August 2014 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
Exhibition at the Methodist Church Hall to include documents, photographs, objects, audiovisual presentation, children’s work, library resources. Coffee Shop open for refreshments.

Additionally the WI will be running a Naafi canteen coffee morning in the Town Hall.

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Noel Whittall has been restoring and riding vintage motorcycles for many years and on Saturday 2nd August, he will attend the commemorative exhibition at Wetherby Methodist Church on his vintage motorcycle, wearing a replica Dispatch Riders uniform to represent the many men and women who volunteered for this position.

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Despatch riders were used by armed forces to deliver urgent orders and messages between headquarters and military units. They had a vital role at a time when telecommunication were limited and insecure. They were also used to deliver carrier pigeons.

This is a Community project by Wetherby Churches Together, Wetherby and District University of the Third Age, Wetherby Historical Trust, the Royal British Legion, Wetherby in Bloom, Welcome to Wetherby, Wetherby Library and local primary schools.