In recent years our Musical Director, Bob May,
has organised a concert of music and readings associated with Remembrance and this year was no different. Friday 6th November saw our augmented choir 'The St Mary's Singers' joined by the choir of Ann Cam School to give a moving evening of poignant songs and readings, several by the 'Dymock Poets'
including Rupert Brook and Ivor Gurney,
whilst other readings included letters home from the front line in the First World War with the extracts read by a young boy, and pictures from the battle fields of Flanders projected whilst a haunting melody was played on the violin. (Return to top)
This year saw the installation of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London, one for each soldier who lost their life
in Word War 1, so Dymock decided to copy the idea with members of the congregation, under the guidance of Eastnor Pottery,
having made ceramic daffodils to reflect the speciality of Dymock, one for each soldier of our village recorded on our war memorial. These were brought forward and placed in a holder covered in green grass at the front of the altar whilst the united choirs sang 'A Flower Remembered' and 'Flower of Eternal Sleep' (Return to top)