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Culford School Remember the Fallen

Published Monday 5th of December 2016 02:06:18 PM

Culford School held their traditional Act of Remembrance at 11.00am today. More than 700 people including Culford’s Combined Cadet Force, pupils, staff, Old Culfordians, parents and friends assembled on the North front outside Culford Hall to hear the Headmaster read out the 145 names of the former pupils, staff and Estate workers who died in conflict. A two-minute silence was then observed after a trumpet salute. Firstly, prayers were offered by the chaplain, Rev Crompton-Battersby. Afterwards, wreaths were laid by the Headmaster, Julian Johnson-Munday, the Head Boy and Head Girl and former Culford pupil, Keith Flack, who was at Culford from 1943-1951. Head Groundsman Tom Atkinson also laid a wreath in memory of the Estate workers who died as a result of war. Afterwards, guests made their way to the Garden of Remembrance, bathed in beautiful autumn sunlight. There, Old Culfordians, Governors, parents and friends of the school were able to pay their respects and place their own cross in memory of a loved one. The morning concluded with the Prep School choir performing several songs and the Old Culfordians and former staff in attendance caught up and reminisced over tea and sandwiches.
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