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The FOBLC is recognised by HMRC as a charity, ref. XT38745, and is a member of the National Federation of Cemetery Friends

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Thank you for 'Up The Line"



Over 450 came to see the beautiful and moving 'Up The Line' event to mark Armistice Day. The feedback received has been incredible and organiser Johm McKiernan enthused "we managed to create an amazing evening that achieved its goal of encouraging people to consider the sacrifice and suffering of World War One." He went on to say "I would like to pay tribute to all the people who worked so hard during the lead up to the day and on the day, sometimes in terrible weather, to make this happen and the many volunteers who stood, lifted, printed, blogged and much more to make the event happen." You can more about the event in an interview with Johm McKiernan on Brockley Central

For a flavour of this remarkable night check out this video put together by the Propaganda Radio Show. The poetry used in this montage is: Joseph Seamen Cotter's 'Sonet to Negro Soldier' read by Jazzman John An extract from AP Herbert's 'The German Graves read by Joe Duggan Robert Frost's 'A Soldier' read by Jazzman John Extracts from John McRae's 'In Flanders Field read by Heather Taylor AP Herbert's 'Dead Mule Tree' read by Jazzman John


Photos at top and below from the night courtesy of FOBLC stallward Bob Clark. There are also more photos from the event on Flickr