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Door Step Remembrance
« on: Sunday 08 November 20 10:57 GMT (UK) »
We only have a few minutes to go, so I thought I would remind people about the Door Step Remembrance today - just in case others might want to participate.

Just some of my own .. R.I.P. John Conroy, Jacob Conroy & Edward Conroy.

Lest We Forget.
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Re: Door Step Remembrance
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 08 November 20 12:22 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I did remember.  I was perhaps the only person in the street who did - my remembrance is of my grandfather, Wilfrid Firth Appleyard, who died 7 October 1916 at Le Sars, and is commemorated at Thiepval.

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Re: Door Step Remembrance
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 08 November 20 13:35 GMT (UK) »
Can't post this but youtube has Frankie the Painter, a bugler, inside the new Queensferry Crossing, superb acoustics!

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Re: Door Step Remembrance
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 08 November 20 13:51 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for this post BumbleB and for letting us know who you were remembering.  Thanks for letting us know about this Skoosh.

I saw only one other neighbour out.  He had come out in a short dressing gown, bare chest, bare legs.   He must have been freezing as he even ventured out down his front path.  But good on him .. he remembered. :)
Conroy, Fitzpatrick, Watson, Miller, Davis/Davies, Brown, Senior, Dodds, Grieveson, Gamesby, Simpson, Rose, Gilboy, Malloy, Dalton, Young, Saint, Anderson, Allen, McKetterick, McCabe, Drummond, Parkinson, Armstrong, McCarroll, Innes, Marshall, Atkinson, Glendinning, Fenwick, Bonner

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Re: Door Step Remembrance
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 08 November 20 14:02 GMT (UK) »
OH and I were out and so were the neighbours. Remembered Thomas Capes, KIA 1917 in Arras, France on the "In Memoriam" Thread on the Armed Forces WW1 Board. We also had a Remebrance Day memorial poster in the window and some of the houses had poppies in their windows.
Well done for participating.
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Re: Door Step Remembrance
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 08 November 20 14:18 GMT (UK) »
I have seen this thread and have posted a comment.  You have honoured Thomas Capes beautifully with his history and images.

My local town has a number of knitted poppy displays up - made by the Cullercoats WI.  Not just the red ones, but also black, white and purple for the animals.

It is awful to think how many poor animals were drafted in and got killed too.  Such as the farm horses which became war horses.  I read somewhere once that the ones which survived were put down anyway as it was too much trouble to bring them back.
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Re: Door Step Remembrance
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 08 November 20 14:46 GMT (UK) »
Thanks RTL...we went a couple of years later and I wedged a 1917 penny between the headstones  :D


Here is one of our poppy displays on the veranda of the Heritage Centre where I am a volunteer, We also have a book of remembrance for people to leave a message and the details of their lost servicemen and women., not forgetting the civilian war dead too.

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Re: Door Step Remembrance
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 08 November 20 14:54 GMT (UK) »
I didn't realise I was supposed to be on the doorstep.  I have always observed the silence, firstly on the Remembrance programme on the previous evening at the Albert Hall  plus on the Cenotaph Service and also on the 11th itself. Just because I wasn't outside didn't mean I forgot!!
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Re: Door Step Remembrance
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 08 November 20 15:36 GMT (UK) »
I wasn't aware of it either until I read it in part of a BBC news article. I quickly looked outside and no-one was out so I'm afraid I didn't go out either but I had remembered the occasion. Perhaps it wasn't on the ubiquitous Facebook,  so a lot of people wouldn't be aware of the doorstep tribute.
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