Armistice Day

The Kibworth Chronicle was pleased that along with other organisations in the village they were able to mark Armistice Day by laying a wreath at the memorial stone in St Wilfrid’s Church. The Kibworth Chronicle has laid a wreath for many years now because as a community newspaper we value and enjoy the wonderful, vibrant, free community that is all around us and it may not have been this good had it not been for those from this community and others who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the many conflicts over the last 100 years.

Joy and her mother Pat with the Kibworth Chronicle wreath

The Kibworth Chronicle was especially honoured this year, that two of its volunteers, Joy Hill, who designs the advertising and her mother, Pat Thomas, who helps with distribution were able to carry the wreath. Pat’s grandfather, and obviously Joy’s great grandfather, was killed during the Great War. His name, Harold Kirk, was read out at the Roll of Honour ceremony at the Tower of London on 19 October. Joy and Pat were alas unable to attend on that day so fittingly they laid a wreath on his behalf and all of us. Thank you.

The St. Wilfred's Bell Ringing team
St Wilfrids Bell Ringing team photographed on the occasion of the Armistice Day service which marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War.