Remembrance Day Timeline at The White Lion


We hope you can all join us after the service at the White Lion. Debi Heath French of WA Designs is sponsoring a glass of Port to all who have helped with the build up, parade & service, but there is much more going on in our lovely local; Download our poster below and share as far and wide as you can - thank you ;)  remembrance-day-white-...

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1st Colsterworth Scout group contribute to the village display.


Report by Dawn Prentice, photos courtesy of Maurice Taylor After seeing the idea online 1st Colsterworth Scout group offered to contribute to the village display. After a mass collection of empty bottles from homes, schools and villagers we took on the task of cutting and painting the bases, Beavers one night, Cubs the following week. Two fun fille...

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The Grantham Journal visit our Poppy Wall and meet some of the ladies who are behind the scenes.


Today Toby from the Grantham Journal came to our village to meet and photograph a few of Jackie Taylor's "Poppy Ladies". Toby was really impressed with the display and will be covering the display in the next Journal. We had photos inside the church and under the arch outside where Dawn Prentices' little peoples display is taking pride of place. Th...

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Purchase your locally made poppies


Why not take a Saturday morning wander to our church, St John the Baptist Church where you’ll be welcomed by Mr and Mrs Heath selling our lovely poppies and a brew. Show your support, your community needs you!

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CFoR Hamper for Remembrance has raised thus far....


Our fantastic hamper worth £500 has raised so far £643.50 - thank you! The hamper can be viewed on the bar at The White Lion public house in Colsterworth and with other raffle prizes being donated, this is going to be a great Remembrance Day! Brain child Debi Heath French came up with the idea to support the festival and the RBL (Royal British Legi...

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The Weeping Poppy Wall display is launched!


Yesterday saw the launch of our fabulous Poppy Display in St John The Baptist Church, Colsterworth. All the poppies have been knitted by our local ladies, their family and friends and it is definitely worth a trip down to see them. With thanks to Mrs Jackie Taylor for collating the poppies and coming up with this idea which will raise funds for the...

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Poppy ladies gathering ideas for the wall


The wall is all coming together and we are looking at a great launch, we have also landed on Facebook and we have our own page, Like, Share & Tag Friends NOW!!! 

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Remembrance Day 2019 update


Ticket sales for our Remembrance Hamper which is on the bar at the White Lion and holds just shy of £500 worth of goodies has raised nearly £200! Tickets cost £2.50 per strip or 3 strips for £5.00, please purchase some as this is to raise money for a great cause! CFOR would like to thank Mrs Helen Birch for her £50 donation to the fund, Helen purch...

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Bake for our Veterans


Mrs Margaret Winn of Colsterworth has launched our veterans tea & cake on the afternoon of Sunday 10th November 2019 in the White Lion. Margaret wanted to give something back to our Veterans in the way of a thank you. Margaret said "The people we interviewed for 'We The People' book and who are still with us are; Margaret Winn of Woolsthorpe su...

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Remembrance Day Raffle - Local Goodies Hamper


We have launched a raffle of prizes which have been sourced locally from our village for our village and all in aid of our Festival of Remembrance. Brain child, Debi Heath French came up with the idea to support the event with a pot of money, going towards supporting the event happen. A donation to the Veterans Charity will be made from the proceed...

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CFoR Meeting


There is a meeting being held with regards to the running and set up of our Festival of Remembrance Day at the White Lion on Sunday 1st September 2019 at 12:30hrs. We welcome ALL residents of our parish to attend and support in any way that you can. If you feel that you can offer some support & your time on the 10th November 2019 or you would l...

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101st Airborne Division - North Witham


Mr Morris Taylor ex Royal Air Force and of Colsterworth, is leading the remembrance of 101st Airbourne & 82nd Airborne Division who flew from North Witham Airfield, as the first who landed on D-Day. Their job was to light up the landing zones for those who would be landing on the beaches. The Pathfinders of the 101st Airborne Division led the w...

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Festival of Remembrance 2018


 Photos courtesy of Mr Stuart Whitcombe

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Lest We Forget Village Bench


Report by Tracey Davies - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. A commemorative bench has been unveiled in the grounds of the war memorial on Colsterworth High Street. The bench, which shows a silhouette of soldiers beside a field of poppies, was built and donated by Chris Kennedy, who made it at his Roll and Scroll workshop on Inner Street, Grantham...

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Poppy Wall inspired by Jackie Taylor


"Just a quick lay out, but the Poppy Wall is coming along. Enough to fill half of it and our lovey ladies are still knitting, we are sure it will look fantastic when it comes time to hang it. 👍 Thank you to the ladies for all hard work so far.  The Poppy Wall will be available to view from the 1st weekend in October 2019 at St John the Baptist...

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Corby Glen Cakes & Bakes donate 6 Poppy Cakes to the War Memorial Restoration Cause!


We are proud to announce that along with many other prizes up for grabs this Sunday, we now are having some Poppy cakes made by the fabulous Corby Glen Cakes & Bakes. A box of 6 will be part of the raffle being drawn at 3pm on Sunday 12th November 2023 in the White Lion Colsterworth. Everything that has been donated has been supplied by lo...

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The Remembrance Day charity raffle has been launched!


With special thanks to Hatty McShane-Smith for pulling together another fabulous hamper for CFoR and our War Memorial Restoration project, SSAFA & the RBL, we are ready to launch and ask you to grab some tickets. Thank you to ALL of our amazing donors for some fantastic prizes and within this hamper are 2 London West End tickets to any show of ...

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Help us restore our war memorial!


The CFoR community have set up a JustGiving page with the intention of raising £2,000 to go towards the restoration of our beautiful and important memorial who represents all those who gave their lives for our today. We know that times are hard, but if you could donate anything, you will help us make a real difference and ensure that this important...

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Shopping local could really help restore our precious War Memorial - we need you!


It is with great pleasure to announce that our fabulous Secretary Mrs Caroline "Caro" Hainsworth was successful on behalf of CFoR with being chosen as a Local Community Fund at our Bridge End Co-op. This is going to make such a difference to what we are trying to achieve and we are so proud to have been chosen. Thank you Caroline for taking the tim...

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Rutland & Stamford Mercury report on Colsterworth Festival of Remembrance donating £800 to SSAFA


We are proud and honoured that the Rutland & Stamford Mercury have covered last years fundraising achievements for SSAFA and it was so nice that our Chairman Captain David Heath French & his brother Richard French were able to meet in our village and present the cheque. Richard served within the Coldstream Guards and the Parachute Regi...

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