Tommy Statue at Stile Field

Nov 27, 2018 | News

Update 29.11.18

Nice gathering this morning for the Tommy ceremony, luckily the weather held off, thank you to all who attended.

Padstow Town Council refurbished the War Memorial and had a re-dedication ceremony in 2014, which marked the start of war.

This year marks the Centenary of the First World War and the Council wished to mark this with the plaque and Tommy.

The 6ft commemorative Tommy figure is to remember those who died in the First World War and raise funds to support veterans today, the statue was purchased from the charity There But Not There.

The plaque which has a verse from ‘For the Fallen’ poem by Laurence Binyon, was unveiled on Remembrance Day this year as part of the Royal British Legion parade and is located near the war memorial.

Here is a pictures of the Tommy in location.

Dated 27.11.18

On Thursday 29 November 2018 there will be a short ceremony at the War Memorial (Stile Field) for a “Tommy” to be placed on the grass in front of the memorial, overlooking the river where the poppies grow.

Padstow Town Council ordered this some time ago and he was anticipated to have arrived in time for the Remembrance Service but due to production problems he only arrived at the end of last week.

If anyone would like to go, it will be 11.45am for 12.00pm fingers crossed for good weather!

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