Balsall Parish WWI Armistice Centenary Event, Thursday 8th November
At St Mary’s Church and Temple Balsall Cemetery a service and event was held to commemorate the WWI Armistice Centenary and to lay wreaths for both wars.
Following the Service, Lady Katherine Leveson School children, teachers, the British Legion, Balsall Parish Councillors, the Deputy Mayor of Solihull, Representatives of Balsall Common Lions and parents and residents processed to the grave of Harry Williams to sing a verse from ‘Its a long way to Tipperary!’. Harry was co-author of the song.
The procession then heard the schoolchildren read out the names of those from Balsall parish who fell in WWI and they placed a poppy cross in the Cemetery Lych Gate. Wreaths were laid and Reverend Kathy Roberts said a final prayer.
Photographs of the event are in the Photo Gallery.