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November 12, 2012

Yesterday I went to the Remembrance Service at St Peter’s Church, Worfield. Veterans from the Second World War were joined by existing members of the armed forces and the service was well attended. As the names of those killed in the two world wars are read out, I reflect on those families that I knew. Ernest Pugh, was killed in the 1914-1918 war.  I knew a man called Ernest Pugh in the 1960s who had been a farm worker. He was born in 1887 and I think he was possibly the cousin of the WW1 casualty.  I wished I had asked  more questions of my neighbour but, of course, I was too busy and too young. The generation gap between a shy young woman in her early twenties and Ernie Pugh in his eighties was huge.

Today there is a small remnant of World War 2 veterans. One was at Dunkirk, another, Daisy Bailey, was at Bletchley Park

Remembrance Sunday 2012

Remembrance Sunday at Worfield

Worfield 2012
Ex-servicemen at Worfield


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