Event held for the relatives of soldiers

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The mayor of Corby is inviting relatives of soldiers from the area who died serving in the First World War to a time of remembrance at the Corby Old Village war memorial and St John the Baptist Church.

Cllr Anthony Dady will host a World War One Relatives’ Tea Event on November 15 from 2pm where any relatives of servicemen/women of the Great War can go along for a moment of remembrance at the war memorial followed by tea in the hall of St John the Baptist Church.

There will also be a display from Corby Heritage Centre and wartime songs from Corby’s Co-op Choir.

The event is free but any donations given will go to the mayor’s chosen charities, which are the Foodbank, Corby Street Pastors and the Lighthouse Drop-in Centre.

Cllr Dady said: “It will be a touching way to prove that these heroes have not and will not be forgotten and I would love to see some of the relatives on the afternoon for a time of remembrance.”

Anyone who wants to attend can call Ruth on 07903 994318 or email afternoontea@email.com by November 9.