Throughout October and November, we have been working with Jean Chittim and the Friends of Ramsey Library. We were invited to put up a display from items in our archive, to commemorate the end of the Great War. Martyn Smith, our Treasurer, with the help of Gillian Rayment, our Secretary, gave a series of talks about Ramsey soldiers and Ramsey during WWI. They also held a question and answer session with a team of six experts on WWI. Visitors brought medals and other memorabilia for them to have a look at and they in turn were helped with research into their WWI ancestors. The events were a great success. Thank you to Martyn and Gillian for all their hard work!
Speaking of hard work. Most of you will have seen the wonderful display of poppies cascading from the clock in the Great Whyte and on the railings around the Church Green area. This was the brain child of Jean Chittim who, together with volunteers, knitted or crocheted over 3,500 poppies and then assembled them. What a feat and such a marvellous thing to do for Ramsey!
They all added to the atmosphere on Remembrance Sunday when hundreds of people came together at Ramsey's war memorial to commemorate the end of WWI and to pay their respects to the 142 men who didn't return from the conflict. A wreath was laid in their memory on behalf of The Friends of Ramsey Mortuary Chapels, one amongst so many.