Armistice Commemorations

With the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice fast approaching we are pleased to be able to share some of the events happening around the county with readers of the blog.

Today we’re letting you know about a concert of music and readings being held at St Andrews Church in Eaton, Norwich which takes place on Saturday 10th November at 7.00pm

Details of price and how to book are on the poster below.


A sneak peak at the programme has been provided and it will include music performed by the whole choir as well as just the male or female members, all of which will be interspersed with appropriate readings.

The full list is below the page cut so if you would rather not know before the concert ‘look away now’ as they say.

Men Only Songs: 

No more soldiering for me
Goodbyee
Oh what a lovely war
They’ll never believe me (parody)
Keep the home fires burning (with choir)
Full choir
Rose of England
Turn Back O Man
Wherever You Are
For the Beauty of the Earth
Look at the World
Ladies only
Roses of Picardy
A Flower Remembered
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2 thoughts on “Armistice Commemorations

  1. Hello  My sister, Mary Howard, forwarded this information about the commemoration being at St Andrews Church, Eaton on 10th November. She suggested I make contact with you as we would be very grateful if you could remember in some way our great uncle Charles Noble of Waldeck Road, Eaton.  I’ve attached a poem to this email which I wrote about Charles based on his war records as it gives full details of his service. I was proud when this won a national competition to read it at a service in Cirencester  to mark the outbreak of war. I read it again at Charles’ grave in Bac-du-Sud, France on the centenary of his death (12th September 2018) and again at his parents’ grave in Earlham Cemetery a few days later. As you can see from the poem Charles joined up, along with many other young men in Norwich, immediately war was declared. He so nearly survived to the end. He was a stretcher bearer in the Royal Army Medical Corps and would have witnessed horrific scenes on battlefields. There were certainly gas attacks at Bac-du-Sud. While researching the poem I became horrified by the bureaucracy and numbers of war; all those forms, all those ‘clearing’ stations to remove the dead and injured. Most chilling of all was the way the war machine reduced Charles to his number 93442 at his death: 12thSeptember 1918, France

    ArmyForm B. 178:

    Woundsreceived in action.

    93442 became non-effective by death

    at46 Casualty Clearing Station,

    Bac-Du-Sud.

    Jane Matilda Noble saw her healthy 19 year old son off to war and a few poignant possessions were delivered back to her at Waldeck Road. Many thanks Clare Marsh

    • Many thanks for getting in touch and sharing your family story, and congratulations on winning the poetry competition.
      I am sadly not involved in any particular Armistice Services or events as an organiser, just as an attendee but I assure you that one of the 15,500 poppies we made and displayed does represent Charles.
      Also on Sunday all 3544 men who are listed on the Norwich Roll of Honour will be having their name read aloud as part of the city commemorations and as Charles is listed on this document he will be personally remembered on the 11th.

      Again many thanks for sharing your story,
      Sarah

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