On a dull autumn morning over 50 people gathered in Church for our annual service of Remembrance, led by Lay Reader Dr Peter Kent. We were pleased to welcome Dawn Powers, a villager who has undertaken a village fund raising project, loaning her ‘Tower of London’ ceramic poppy to other villagers for a donation towards various charities associated with the Armed Forces. She spoke about Poppy’s journey around Birdingbury and told us she had raised the sum of £200. This has been supplemented by beautiful hand made (by villager Julie Colledge) felt lapel poppies, the sale of which has resulted in an overall total of £480 – a fantastic achievement by Dawn with support from the village. Our British Legion wreath, laid at the altar by young villager, Erin Flint, was carried to the War Memorial by a serving villager, Flight Sergeant Simon Davy, RAF, and the roll call given by army veteran Bill Cowley, one of our oldest villagers.