To commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War, last year Sherston’s Service of Remembrance was held in the open for the first time. Estimates put the attendance in excess of 600 and the ceremony was considered a success by the village.
Accordingly, it is propose to hold the ceremony in the open, in front of the lych gate, again this year following a similar format with everyone in position by 10.45am. The service will start at 10.55 with the 2 minutes silence at 11.00. Representatives of the churches in Sherston will be taking the service. In addition to the regular wreath layers there will be an opportunity to lay a wreath or floral tribute in memory of anyone who died in any conflict or died during military service.
The Sherston service includes Easton Grey and the names of their fallen are read out during the service so everyone from Easton Grey is invited.
A limited number of chairs will be available for those who cannot stand. Those with wheelchairs and mobility scooters should use them.
Church Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 10.00 am until 12.00pm, diversions will be in place along Sandpits Lane, Green Lane, and Court Street.
Open every day during the Arts Festival, 10am – 5pm, Sundays 11am -5pm. With over 100 pictures all for sale, the work of local amateur and professional artists, come and choose an original for your home or for an early Christmas present …
Saturday October 17th, Holy Cross Church, 7.30pm
Tickets £11 in advance; £13 on the door. Licensed bar.
Returning by popular demand. A group of professional
singers from Bath performing popular arias and
Saturday Oct 17th and Sunday Oct 18th Village Hall,
11am – 5pm. Free entry.
An exhibition of works submitted by residents of
Sherston and the local area. Come along and vote
for the best in the show. Prize giving at 5pm on
the Sunday. A calendar featuring Sherston themed
photographs can be viewed and pre-ordered at the
‘History of cartooning and his experience as a cartoonist’
Thursday October 15th, Village Hall, 7.30pm, Tickets £8 to include a glass of wine.
The eminent cartoonist for Field magazine and chair
of the cartoon museum in London. See his greetings
card designs in Sherston Post Office.
Presented by Rural Arts Wiltshire
Sunday October 11th, Village Hall, 2.30pm.
Tickets £7 adults; £6 concessions; £4.50 child;
£18.50 family (2 adults, 2 children)
Featuring puppetry, original music and a squirrel
flying machine. Inspired by the tale of the Town
Mouse and the Country Mouse.
Suitable for children from 3+ and their families.