Thank you from Alan Regin and Alan Seymour, to all the Tower Bands and Ringers who during 2017 arranged and rung to Commemorate the Great War Centenary deaths of the 15 known SCACR / Sussex Ringers who died while on service in His Majesty Forces in 1917.
Also further to the ‘Remembering Sussex Bell-ringers - Songs of Praise Service’ held in April 2017 at St. Swithuns, East Grinstead; a special thank you to Marisa Hayes, and to all those involved in arranging and carrying out this service. Thank you also to those who attended.
1918 would see 11 known SCACR / Sussex Bell-ringers from 9 towers lose their lives. They were in date order:
Could I please ask the above Tower Bands to arrange for some Great War Centenary Commemorative ringing, to take place in 2018 on or near the Centenary of death of each ringer? Thank you. You will find the basic Military/Commemorative details on each of the above names on our Rolls of Honour page.
Alan Seymour, Burgess Hill, January 2018