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We will remember them.  Always.

Rodbourne Remembers was a joint project between St Augustine’s Church, Rodbourne Community History Group and Even Swindon Primary School to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War in 2018.

Here, we relive the beautiful displays which were created in the church, highlight some of the amazing feedback received, and reveal some facts and figures about the displays, which honoured the 56 men from Rodbourne, and beyond who never returned home.

Throughout this section, please click on the Rodbourne Remembers logo to return to this page.

Please come back soon to see the progress of this section of our website.


The Displays  ¦  Facts and Figures  ¦  Visitor Comments  ¦  Gallery of Images ¦  Memorial Page


In Flanders fields by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

 

Standing in their shadows – photography by Matt Cardy/Getty Images

 

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