Hickling Remembers...

Battle's Over events in Hickling

10.50 Combined Church Remembrance service at St Marys.
11.00 2 minute silence to remember those who have fallen.
12.30 Ringing Remembers, the bells of St Marys will be rung in rounds to remember the one thousand four hundred bell ringers who gave their lives in WW1.
14.00 Remembrance afternoon tea at Hickling Barn to include the planting of an oak tree donated by the Sandringham estate.

The following will take place on the Playing Field from 18.00.

We encourage you to walk to the evening event, due to health and safety concerns parking will be restricted to BLUE BADGE HOLDERS ONLY at the Barn. Alternative car parking can be found at the Chapel Pit and the Pleasure Boat Inn.
Refreshments will be available from Cawdrons Hog Roast, Hushwing Café and Vette’s Veggie Van. Glenn will also be doing his Traditional Mulled Cider.

18.45 Reading of “Tribute to the Millions” by Norman Lamb MP.
18.50 Roll call of those who gave their lives from Hickling.
18.55 “The Last Post” performed by a single bugler.
19.00 WW1 Beacons of Light - Lighting of the Hickling Beacon joining over 1000 Beacons of Light symbolising an end to the darkness of war and a return to the light of peace.
19.05 Ringing Out for Peace, St Marys Church will join with 1000 cathedrals and churches who will ring out their bells across the nation, and beyond, in celebration of Peace.
19.30 “Flanders Fields / Tribute to the Fallen” Firework Display by Illusion Fireworks.
20.00 Village Gathering around the Beacon to share memories and reflect.

We look forward to seeing you and joining with us to pay a personal and community tribute to those millions who gave their lives for their country or returned home wounded during or after the dreadful darkness of four years of World War 1914 – 1918.
Battles Over Steering Group
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The village bonfire drop-off point will be available from the first of Novem-ber at Hickling Barn. Please ensure anything left there is a natural product, i.e. wood or garden cuttings, no composites, containments or plastics, thank you. Any queries please call David Skinner on 598150. Read more...

The Hickling History Group has produced a folder titled "Our Honoured Dead" and subtitled "They also served", which contains details of all the people from Hickling who served in the two World Wars including those who returned as well as those who perished. Read more...

Unfortunately some dog walkers at the playing field have not respected our polite requests to pick up their dog mess. Read more...

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