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Friday, July 1, 2022

Art of remembrance


From left: Peace stained glass window by Year 2, Large cross with silhouette soldiers by Year 4, Poppy wreath by Year 3.

 sarahSarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Children from Finstall First School contributed to the Armistice commemorations by producing a variety of artwork before and during the school’s Art Week.

The pieces were displayed in St Godwald’s Church during an afternoon Remembrance tea and during the Remembrance service on November 11. Members of the community visited the church to view the artwork and helped to raise £584 for The Royal British Legion.


There was a marked decline in households taking part in the Halloween celebration this year but that didn’t prevent children from visiting those houses happy to participate in “trick or treat”.

The damp weather quickly cleared, but with fewer homes to visit the fancy-dressed children weren’t out for long and by 7pm the streets were devoid of vampires, witches, ghosts and zombies.

This year’s community festive gathering takes place on Sunday December 23 at 6.30pm on the open grassed area by the noticeboard and Trianon Road.

Blackwell Concert Band will accompany the carol singing and there will be sweets and glow sticks for the children as well as refreshments to buy, including Tardebigge Cider. Father Christmas will make an appearance at around 7pm.

It is hoped there will be another large crowd this year, allowing residents to meet new friends and neighbours. People are encouraged to carry lanterns or bring torches and to wear warm clothes and robust footwear.

A road closure will be in place between 6 and 8pm, from the upper roundabout at Regents Park Road/Royal Worcester Crescent to the junction of Trianon Road including Davenham Road. There will be a diversion in place via Royal Worcester Crescent.

Please contact me with your news, views and concerns about any aspect of life on the estate. Email: oakalls@villageonline.co.uk

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