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Remembrance Sunday 8th November 2020 In Tiptree
In view of the coronavirus pandemic, it was decided by the Parish Council not to have a formal Remembrance Sunday Ceremony at the War Memorial with a road closure.
As the Poppy Appeal organiser, I am now trying to facilitate the laying of wreaths at the war memorial. Wreath laying will take place in 30-minute slots throughout the day so that small groups can lay their wreath(s). Obviously, any groups will need to comply with the social distancing regulations in force on the day. The following times have been allocated for socially distanced wreath laying, 08:45 to 10:45; 11:45 to 14:15; and 15:15 to 16:15. Any groups who have a wreath to lay and haven’t yet contacted me to arrange a time, please do so as soon as possible.
There are three periods during daylight when the war memorial will be free for anybody else to pay their respects: between 07:00 and 08:45; between 10:45 and 11:45; and between 14:15 and 15:15. Please make sure you observe the latest covid-19 regulations.
If you would like me to get a wreath for you this 75th Anniversary year of WW2, and you haven’t already organised one, please get in touch with me.
A small formal ceremony will be videoed and put on social media, so that it can be viewed online on the 8th November via You Tube; Tiptree Community Facebook; and www.tiptreecommunity.uk.
I will provide an update early in November.
Please contact me on 01621 816619 or email@example.com.
The Poppy Appeal
Asda customer services and Wilkin's Gift shop have lapel pins and paper poppies.
Congratulations card shop has some of the following items: Paper Poppies; Wooden Crosses and other wooden items; Child and Adult wrist bands; Large 'Silk' poppies; Snap rulers; Car Poppies; Reflectors; 2020 poppy and VE day 75 lapel pins.
The following businesses just have paper poppies: McColls; Exchange cafe; Bill's Plaice; Iceland; Crusty Loaf; Brights; Staines; Millins butchers; The Cheap Shop; Chris's Fish bar; Bluebird Garage; Stonefield farmshop.
If you haven't got cash there are QR codes to donate using your smart phone or information on how to text a donation.
Tiptree Volunteer Group is here to help those who may be isolated and need help at this time. Call 07884 583139 / 07507 127923 Lines open 09:00 - 17:00
The war memorial research has reached 22.06.1919, all WW1 casualties with an established concurrent connection to Tiptree available, see it under Tiptree Places