Rain

Rain

max temp: 4°C

min temp: -1°C

Search

Culford School remembers those who lost lives during military combat

PUBLISHED: 13:41 16 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:41 16 November 2017

Culford School's Remembrance service was held on Friday, November 10. Picture: CULFORD SCHOOL

Culford School's Remembrance service was held on Friday, November 10. Picture: CULFORD SCHOOL

Archant

Hundreds of people assembled at a west Suffolk school last week to remember those who lost their lives during military combat.

Culford School's Remembrance service was held on Friday, November 10. Picture: CULFORD SCHOOL Culford School's Remembrance service was held on Friday, November 10. Picture: CULFORD SCHOOL

Culford School, near Bury St Edmunds, held their traditional Act of Remembrance on Friday, November 10.

Culford’s Combined Cadet Force, pupils, staff, Old Culfordians, parents and friends assembled on the north front outside Culford Hall for the service.

The school’s chaplain, Reverend Crompton-Battersby, led the service, which included an address by headmaster Julian Johnson-Munday who read out the 145 names of those connected to the school who died in combat.

A two-minute silence was then observed after pupils played The Last Post.

Culford School's Remembrance service was held on Friday, November 10. Picture: CULFORD SCHOOL Culford School's Remembrance service was held on Friday, November 10. Picture: CULFORD SCHOOL

Wreaths were laid by the headmaster, senior head boy Joshua Stephens, senior head girl Nella Walters, prep head girl Edlyn Rai, prep head Boy Harry Wakefield and former Culford pupil, George Langley (1946-54) and head groundsman Tom Atkinson, the latter to commemorate estates staff who perished during conflict.

Guests progressed to the Garden of Remembrance, which was blessed by Rev Crompton-Battersby, to pay their respects and plant crosses in memory of loved ones. The morning concluded with a performance of the prep school choir.

The Harvest Centre, home of Brandon Full Gospel Church, held its Christmas meal on Saturday evening and this year invited people who had made a difference in the community.

Snow-lovers in Suffolk and Essex took full advantage of today’s weather by getting outside to enjoy the white stuff despite plummeting temperatures.

A woman arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs has been released under investigation.

Kesgrave High School will be closed tomorrow after a major power failure.

A woman was raped in a car in Lowestoft yesterday in what police have described as a “despicable attack”.

Ipswich Town Hall will be 150 years old in January. John Norman looks at its story – one rarely dull.

Headteachers face an “impossible” task of deciding whether to close their school due to snow and fear looking “foolish” later in the day if forecasts prove to be inaccurate, education leaders say.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

London Boat Show 2018

cover

Click here to view
London Boat
Show supplement

View

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24