Remembrance at Sulgrave, November 2021

Donald Taylor on VE Day 2020

Sadly this year will see the end of the long established tradition of  ex service man Donald Taylor selling British Legion poppies around the village. As most people will know, Donald is now a permanent resident in a Care Home in Brackley. His friendly face will be much missed but please remember that you can buy your poppies at the village shop.

For those who wish to participate there is to be a short ceremony on Castle Green on Armistice Day, Thursday 11th November commencing shortly before 11.00 am. The Act of Remembrance is brief and non-religious and will follow the guidelines set out by the British Legion. The ceremony provides an opportunity to pay respects to those who serve on our behalf and have lost their lives or have life changing injuries as a consequence of conflicts.

Last Post will be sounded at 11.00 am prompt.

As a result of the pandemic last November it was not possible to hold the usual Remembrance Sunday Service in the church. Along with the rest of the country, this year a service will be held in the Church on Sunday November 14th at 10.30 am when wreathes will be laid and there will be a two minutes silence remembering those in Sulgrave who sacrificed their lives during two world wars.

Click here to access information posted on this website in November 2018 including the remarkable story of Donald Taylor and his Aunt Lilian who was an early member of the Women’s Royal Air Force in France in 1918 and who died as a result of the dreadful influenza epidemic at the end of the First World War. Her Commonwealth War Graves headstone is in Sulgrave Churchyard.

Those who have not seen it may also like to click here to read the stories of two “local heroes” and also those of all 18 of the men and women of the village who lost their lives in two world wars.



One Response to “Remembrance at Sulgrave, November 2021”

  1. Lindsay says:

    if anyone goes to see Donald please give him my love. I’m sure he will be missed around the village. xx

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