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The Annual Service of Remembrance

The Annual Service of Remembrance for the former pupils of Sir William Turner’s School will take place this year on Friday November 10th.

It will be held at Redcar & Cleveland College, Corporation Road, Redcar, in the Sir William Turner Lecture Theatre. The ceremony starts at 10.30am so guests will be arriving after 10.00am. The ceremony is usually completed by 11.20 and there will be light refreshments provided by the College to follow.

Many Old Boys in the area will already know of this event but it is open to the public so anyone wishing to attend does not need a formal invitation. In recent years one feature has been the growing number of Old Coathamians who have attended and the opportunity to meet old friends is a pleasant extension of the ceremony.

Some 350 Old Boys from Sir William Turner’s School fought in the First World War, 48 of whom died on active service. During the Second World War, there were 650 Old Boys who served in the armed forces, and 55 of them lost their lives. They are commemorated on the two War Memorials at the College, and wreaths will be laid at the memorials this year by two Old Boys, Ian Crane and Colin Willis.

Peter Chester will introduce the ceremony and prayers will be led by Revd. Graham Pacey.