Our sincere thanks to all the village societies and individuals who have contributed to our WW1 rose garden appeal. We have now reached our target and you will have hopefully noticed that the garden has been planted. Thanks must go to Nigel for preparing the ground and the FHS Committee for planting the roses.
A dedication ceremony was held on Saturday 4th July 2015. The Parish Council had arranged for the memorial to be cleaned and the roses were blooming well.
Rev Fred Olney told those attending that it was almost 100 years to the day that his predecessor, Rupert Edward Inglis, joined up as an Army Chaplain. Inglis was killed whilst bringing in the wounded from the Somme battlefield in September 2016 and is remembered on the memorial and on the lychgate at St Mary's. Those gathered at the memorial heard the names of the men from Frittenden who died in the First World War. The Last Post and Reveille were played by a bugler from the Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment.
Thanks to the Royal British Legion, Frittenden Parish Council, St Mary's Church, the Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment and to the community of Frittenden for their support of this service.