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Rudgwick Remembers

Remembrance poppy

Every November we hold an exhibition in Holy Trinity Church to remember those from our parish who gave their lives in the two World Wars.

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Each person recorded on the War Memorials are commemorated with their own 'head stone' and their is a a display of photographs and maps showing who they were, where they lived and where they died.  Extracts from newspapers and parish magazines of the time help to tell their story.  The places where they died read like the country’s battle honours: Ypres, Gallipoli, Jutland, Dunkirk and El Alamein. 

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The records of the people who died, though less well known, provide an insight into the human side of global conflict illustrating the courage and service shown by so many.

This is a story that could be told in almost every parish in the country from the inner city to the rural hamlet. Here is a chance to see how one typical Sussex parish “did its bit” in two World Wars.

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In 2023 Rudgwick Remembers runs from Saturday 28 October through to Sunday 19 November.  Please be aware that the exhibition is not open on a Monday morning as Rompers is meeting and it will close early on Tuesday 31 October for our Light Party.