THERE was plenty of action at the Shottermill Pond War Memorial when a group from the Camelsdale Scouts, Cubs and Beavers turned out with their brooms, brushes and elbow grease to give the monument a clean-up ready for today’s Remembrance Sunday ceremony (November 11).
The initiative was sponsored by the Mabel Grant Trust, a local charity set up to help community organisations and individuals in need in the parish of Camelsdale and Lynchmere.
The war memorial was first discussed in 1919, but it was not until 1933 it was handed over to the parish council and placed in the centre of the three hamlets of Lynchmere, Hammer and Camelsdale. There are also commemorative plaques in St Paul’s Church.
At the Remembrance Service, generally attended by up to 150 parishioners, wreaths are laid by the Camelsdale Scouts, the parish council and the school along with personal crosses.