Harlow pays tribute to its heroes on centenary of the outbreak of World War One
Politics / Mon 4th Aug 2014 pm31 03:10pm
THE WHOLE of the Harlow community came together to pay tribute to those Harlow men who gave their lives in World War One.
August 4th, 2014 marks one hundred years since Great Britain declared war on Germany and its allies.
The Harlow community gathered at the Potter Street War Memorial which has been re-juvenated and so it seemed a fitting place and time to hold a re-dedication service.
Below is a 25 minute film of the service.
The speakers were: Revd Martin Harris, Dep.Chair of Harlow Council, cllr Tony Hall, Harlow MP Robert Halfon, leader of Harlow Council, Jon Clempner, Fr James Rodley of St Mary Magdalene and local historian, Nick Taylor.
The whole ceremony was a credit to all those who organised, not only the event but also the special eighty page book entitled: “An illustrated record of those from Harlow who died in war.”
I would just like to add my congratulations, thanks, and appreciation to everyone involved in organising yesterday’s re-dedication of the Potter Street Memorial. It combined both a sombre and moving service, with a wonderful celebration of Harlow community spirit. Everything from the restoration of the memorial itself, the research that went into the Register of Dedication and its production, the planning and organisation of the day, the brass band, the great turnout, the post event hospitality, and many other things – even the weather – were fantastic. I appreciate the enormous effort that has gone in, and continues, in bringing it all together. A day to be proud of Harlow, as well as to commemorate a momentous period in history. Thank You Jon Jon Clempner Leader of the Council Harlow District Council