The Friends of St. Peter's Berkhamsted

Friends of St Peter's, Great Berkhamsted

WWI Memorials: Communal Remembering

war grave of A. Pocock 1918At the last Social Event held on 30th September, David Pearce gave a fascinating talk about Parish War Memorials. In his eloquent style, David reminded us that the memorials of the First World War are more than just epitaphs in stone and brass – they are living reminders that surround our daily lives and give us a communal sense of remembering.

“We do not remember just for two minutes. We remember all the time. Truly, the men and women of that age are brought vividly into our company. Daily at the Menin Gate. Daily as we pass our town crosses. The ghosts are there. The men and women who kept faith with England; we keep faith with them.”

You can read excerpts from David’s talk in the Autumn 2015 Friends Newsletter.


 More Friends news