Peace tree to mark the Centenary and Armistice of the First World War

On the 24 October 2014, a tree of peace was planted in the churchyard of St Matthews in remembrance of those that fought and died in the Great War that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. In attendance was the Revd Colin Hurst, members of the public and Eye Parish Council, and children from Eye Primary School. The children planted the tree with the support of staff from N J Pacy Landscaping.

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After planting the tree the children sang the following song Remember:

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Remember, remember
Those who fought and fell so we could be free
The sacrifice they made
So brave, with valour their lives they gave.
Gone but they live on in memory

So bow your head now,
Standing still in silence we will all pray,
To learn and live in peace and justice on Armistice Day.

November, November
The clock strikes ten and then, eleven will bring
The silence of respect
For those that history can’t forget
Now for them a song of thanks we sing

So bow your head now,
Standing still in silence we will all pray,
To learn and live in peace and justice on Armistice Day.

So bow your head now,
Standing still in silence we will all pray,
To learn and live in peace and justice on Armistice Day.

The Vicar then said a few words of remembrance.

The tree was kindly funded with donations from Peterborough Garden Park, Biffa, Daltons Seeds and Eye Car Care.