A pub in Werrington has come up with a special way to mark Remembrance Sunday and the memories of local men who died.

Staff at The Blue Bell have done their research to find out how many men from the village fought and died in World War One and will be remembering them with special wreaths displayed at the popular pub.

Through the records of the Royal British Legion, the Ministry Of defence, and the War Memorials Trust (and a note on Facebook a few months back asking for any details), they identified 26 men from the Werrington area who died during World War One.

Landlord John Lawrence told ESP – “Many if not all would have had a drink or two in the Blue Bell before heading to war.

“From the Legion we have purchased 26 Thank You Centenary wreaths, and each will be marked with the name and some details of one fallen soldier.

“On Remembrance Sunday, and for three days after, the 26 wreaths will be placed around the pub, to mark where they may have been; a few by the dart board, a table of four with a pint, a couple on stools by the bar etc.

“It’s our little way of remembering these local heroes.”

As part of their plans for Remembrance Sunday November 11, 1940’s singer Miss Luna Nightingale will be performing live at the pub.

Landlord John will not be at the pub on the Sunday as he will be joining the Nations Thank You public procession past the Cenotaph in London.

Photo: Emma Bothamley


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