Act of Remembrance

At our local memorial, we read the 28 names of those who died from the 36 families in this parish during WWI.  In 1917, war poet, Cicely Fox Smith wrote a poem about our village on the Dever:

And while I lay and listened, oh the river’s sleepy tune              

Seemed to change its rippling music, like the cukoo’s stave in June       

And the cannon’s distant thunder, and the engine’s war-like drone

Seemed to mingle with its burthen in a solemn undertone.   

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