Monthly Archives: November 2020


FoSOC was, sadly, aware that this year it would not be possible to hold its commemorations for Remembrance Sunday in the way people had gathered together in all previous years. We were unable to have with us our usual guests or to extend our invitations to include members and the public generally. For comparison see our News item for 12 November 2019. When lockdown, starting on 5 November, was announced, a decision was made to lay wreaths at the cemetery on Wednesday 4 November. In recent years, we established a tradition of placing individual Poppy Crosses or, where appropriate, Star of David markers at graves and memorials, in the cemetery, connected to the two World Wars. This year, the tributes were laid at 127 graves, within the cemetery, by Val Ferguson and Lizzie O’Sullivan (see photo). FoSOC wishes to express … Continue reading

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