Lest we forget
A special morning for Mickleover. Following weeks of rain, the weather changed on Sunday 10th November, Remembrance Sunday. The sun shone brightly and autumnal colours filled the gardens around All Saints Church. It was the perfect setting for a special morning. As usual, Mickleover residents turned out en masse filling the Etwall Road. Silverhill children could be seen in many guises; Cubs, Brownies, Beavers, Rainbows, Girl Guides and in four evacuees! In keeping with Rev Walley's 2019 theme for Remembrance; Florence, Ethan, Poppy and Lola dressed as evacuees and read their diary extracts from 1939. All remembrance services are special but this year's felt extra special. Following the eerie sounds of the air raid warning and Rev Walley's introduction, our four children read their diaries with aplomb. It was a proud moment for Mickleover and Silverhill as Florence, Ethan, Poppy and Lola brought smiles to most, made hairs stand on end for many and for a few; glassy eyed.
We received two emails the following morning from Major Bruce Spencer, 162 Regiment, and Steve Rogers, Chairman of the Royal British legion, Mickleover, thanking the children and commending them on their readings. A fantastic experience and a heart warming morning for all those in attendance and connected with Silverhill.