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Hockley War Memorial Names
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Remembrance Day 2020 – The Parish Council Vice Chairman Cllr Veronica Randall and our MP Mark Francois laid wreaths at the Southend Road War Memorial and at Hockley British Legion this week. The council also laid a wreath at the Memorial Willow Tree in Greensward Lane. The gate to the War Memorial in Southend Road remains open to enable other members of the community to leave their tributes.
Many plans have had to be cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 Virus and the Remembrance Service and parade is sadly one of them as the health and safety of residents has taken priority. There will be no public gathering, blessing or prayers. It is important that we remember those who served and lost their lives for our country. The Parish Council will lay a wreath at the Southend Road War Memorial and the gate will be left open from Sat.7th to Thurs 12th November so members of the community and local organisations can lay wreaths or crosses during those dates. The “Tommy” sillhouette will be displayed at the Memorial and poppies knitted by the community for the 100th Anniversary can be seen on a new display outside the Parish Hall. Amos Estates are arranging to put poppies around the village. You may wish to put some in your windows at home.
Bramerton Road Community Church invites you to add a poppy to the tree next to the church in Bramerton Road. Any appropriate poppy is welcome, just come along and hang it on the tree. The normal Sunday Remembrance Service will now be held virtually.
Hockley Remembers and Says "Thank You" in 2020
The Parish Council paid tribute with red white and blue planting and bunting was displayed in the village this year to mark VE Day on 8th May and VJ Day on 15th August. Artwork was also on display outside the Parish Hall. At 11am members of the community were at the War Memorial which was lit up at sunset for both the anniversaries. Hockley British Legion held a 2 minutes silence outside their Club on the 15th August with prayers read by the Rev Nick Rowan
Remembrance Sunday 2019
A service will be held at 2pm on Sunday 10th November at the War Memorial Southend Road, Hockley. Everyone welcome. The service will be followed by a parade along Southend Road to Hockley Royal British Legion, where we will join Hockley British Legion for their service
Poppy Project 2018 Hockley War Memorial
In November 2018, to mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War, Hockley had its own special Poppy display at the Southend Road War Memorial which was put together by councillors and volunteers from the local community who knitted over 1000 poppies.