Aysgarth Church floral displays to remain over weekend

The floral displays created for the Festival of Remembrance at Aysgarth church, including the waterfall of over 1,100 paper poppies, will remain in place until Monday December 10.

The displays not only portray the major battles of World War One but also the poems it inspired.

The WWI exhibition in the church will continue for several more months. This creates a picture of what happened not just to the local men who died during WW1 but also to those who returned, including nurses. There is also a section about the Home Front.

There is a Roll of Honour listing the 193 men and women from Aysgarth, Bishopdale, Carperby, Thoralby, Thornton Rust, Newbiggin and West Burton who served between 1914 and 1918.  This was created by Penny Ellis and can also be seen on the WW1 section of her website: Thoralby Through Time.

For the more intrepid there is a pictorial guide to the 22 memorials on which men killed during WW1 and WW2 are remembered.