Remembrance day Remembered

Following Sunday’s Remembrance Service at Isleworth Memorial on the centenary of the Armistice of World War 1, Susan Casey of the Isleworth 390 Project reports on how she felt the day went. Susan would like to acknowledge the “mammoth effort” from a large team of people and a variety of schools and churches who all contributed to making the occasion a success, including many people associated with our congregations. 

We estimate that around 1700 people attended and together, and as a community, we remembered all those affected by war, past and present, and in particular the 390 servicemen on the Isleworth Memorial. The sun came out and people visited the Memorial Wall, signed the pages of Remembrance, which we will bind together, and shared refreshments.

 

In terms of the Project, there are still some things to do: immediately – a newsletter, editing and preparing the film and photographs about yesterday, getting these and the ‘390 pages’ onto our project website, having a last effort to trace the missing 29 servicemen and seeing if there is any possibility of enabling more people to visit the Memorial Wall.

We are aiming to publish a book about the 390 in the spring, and also a map showing where the servicemen lived, and some guidelines for curriculum units for primary and secondary schools. This will depend on funding.

Our schools and churches have agreed to pledge their support for continuing to remember the 390 after the end of the project. Our research will be donated to the Imperial War Museum, and also to Hounslow Local Studies.

Please visit the Project website www.isleworthww1.co.uk or email isleworth390@gmail.com for further information about the Isleworth 390 and to provide feedback or comment about Sunday’s occasion.