Town to remember WWI

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Pickering will honour the servicemen who gave their lives in World War One in a service at St Peter and St Paul’s Church on Monday at 7pm.

Before the service, the bells will ring “half-muffled” to reflect the sombre mood of the occasion, said Father Antony Pritchett, and then after the short service, the tenor bell will toll the number of those killed in “The Great War” and whose names are recorded on Pickering’s War Memorial.

Father Antony said: “The peal of bells was completed and the clock chimes of Pickering’s Parish Church were given as the town’s War Memorial at the end of the First World War.

“This means that every time the bells are rung or the clock chimes, we recall the sacrifice made by people in a war that started one hundred years ago, and we remember that to this very day our Armed Forces work to seek to help defend the freedoms of men, women and children in different parts of the world.”

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