The filming featured; Den talking about the project, the community and some of the men who fell; Kevin Wherrett who talked about his two great uncles who fell and the effect on the family as a whole; Rhi Randall and the children from Slimbridge Primary School laying golden poppies and talking about the war; and finally Jackie Lantelli and her fabulous soldiers. It was a great experienced for everyone involved and I believe we did the community justice. There was more than one tear in the eye as the stories were told and the soldiers revealed. I won’t embarrass anyone, but you know who you are!
There is still a lot to do before we open the exhibition in the village hall after the school ceremony on 8 November but we can promise you a thought provoking look at what our parish went through during, and after, WW1. You will find the provisional timings on an earlier blog and these will be updated as things inevitably change but I will confirm them closer to the time through posters, emails and, of course, here. The programme is currently scheduled to appear on BBC1 at 9.15am on Friday, 9 November.