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Swynnerton Roses Remembered

The annual Armistice Day lunch hosted by Landmarc Support Service and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), has been held in honour of the ladies who worked at Swynnerton Training Camp in World War II – fondly named the ‘Swynnerton Roses’ – and family members, along with apprentices that worked there in the 1950s, local residents, ex-employees, and the local police and fire ...

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Swynnerton Roses honoured at remembrance event

Swynnerton Roses

The Swynnerton Roses – ladies who worked at the village’s ammunitions factory during the Second World War – have been remembered and honoured at an event in the village. Landmarc Support Services and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) hosted their annual Swynnerton Roses and residents lunch. The event honours these ladies and remember those who lost their lives to protect our ...

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Remembrance services in Stone on 8th November


People in Stone will be gathering to remember on Sunday 8th November 2015 at Remembrance services in the town. First, a service will be held at the war memorial in Walton (Whitemill Lane) at 9.50am. Then there will be the annual parade and service of Remembrance at the war memorial in Granville Square and later at St Michael’s Church. Timings: 10.35am – parade ...

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Great War centenary plaque proudly in place


The plaque that was produced to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War in August took pride of place in Granville Square in time for the Remembrance Sunday service. The plaque was originally going to be placed in Stonefield Park, where the town’s First World War centenary service took place in the summer (photos and video ...

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Knitted poppy tribute at Barlaston war memorial

Hundreds of knitted and crocheted poppies made for a beautiful tribute at Barlaston memorial. Members of Barlaston Herons WI were inspired by the huge display of poppies at the Tower of London and created their own mini version. Sara Morris from Barlaston Herons WI said: “A lot of WI members and their families have been busy making either knitted or ...

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