Egremont Amenity group
help Egremont mark
the Armistice commemorations
The Armistice centenary is upon us- Sunday 11th November will see the whole country come together to honour the fallen and the brave who have fought for the country in the past, the present and into the future.
Egremont parish is lucky to have a group of citizens who work quietly in the background known as the Egremont Amenity Committee.
The group was formed 7yrs ago to help make the parish Christmas lights and celebrations better and modern
The group comprises former borough, town and mayor Margaret Woodburn, Doreen Platt, the town council’s clerk Geraldine Pritchard, former Borough, town and mayor Elaine Woodburn MBE , Borough and town councillor Sam Pollen and former town councillor Gareth Stringer.
Egremont town council work closely with the group when needed, when the Committee came up with the idea of combining the Christmas Tree with the 100year memorial service the town council decided to give the group support and gave the council employees time to help- especially Cemetery curator Nelson Sheperd. The group were also aided by Calderwood house- without who’s help the poppy cascade would not have come together. There are placards of the groups involved which give details of those who helped- help which is much appreciated.
We would like to also like to thank Elizabeth at the Beacon, Whitehaven Cadets and everyone else who has helped create this Remembrance tribute. I think you would say it was definitely been worth the effort.