The There But Not There Silhouettes given to the Parish Council by the Armed Forces Covenant have been placed in 3 local churches in time for this weekend’s Remembrance services.
The silhouettes can be seen at St John’s Church in Lawley, Dawley Baptist Church at Dawley Bank and The Rock Methodist Chapel
The Parish Council are delighted to announce that the Armed Forces Covenant have recognised the work done by the Parish on Remembrance Projects by awarding a Grant which will enable us to install 6 silhouettes in places of worship across the Parish.
The silhouettes have been provided by the “There But Not There” project to represent those from the Parish who lost their lives in the First World War and symbolically place them back within the communities they were lost from.
The first two silhouettes will be placed in Dawley Baptist Church, in Dawley Bank, next week.
The Parish Council be will taking part in the national There But Not There project this year.
There But Not There aims to place transparent silhouettes representing those who were killed in the First World War back within their local communities for Remembrance 2018, the centenary commemoration of the end of the 1914-1918 War.
The project aims to Commemorate, Educate and Heal
Commemorate those who died in the First World War through installations of silhouettes wherever there is a Roll of Honour.
To Educate all generations, particularly today’s younger generation, born nearly 100 years after the outbreak of WW1, to understand what led to the deaths of 888,246 British and Commonwealth service personnel.
Heal today’s veterans who are suffering from the mental and physical wounds of their service by raising funds to pay for their care and support.