Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Village commemorates its men lost in the Great War

BENSON paid tribute to its servicemen from the First World War at a special commemoration event.

Called Benson and the Great War, the day marked the centenary of the start of the conflict and included an exhibition in the parish hall in Sunnyside and an outdoor service of remembrance.

More than 1,000 people visited during the day, which began with a performance by the Roke and Benson brass band playing music from the period.

The service, which was organised by the Benson and Ewelme branch of the Royal British Legion, included hymns, prayers and readings.

It was led by the Rev John Burrell, vicar of St Helen’s Church in Benson, and the Rev Geoffrey Firth, chaplain at RAF Benson.

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