Remembrance Sunday 2020
2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and at Tring Park we have been reflecting on the many ways that this terrible war impacted on our community. In the stable block of the Tring Park Estate (now known as Clock House) a variety of army units were housed. A field company of the Royal Engineers was one of the first to be stationed here. During the conflict the Mansion was used by N M Rothschild & Sons Bank as a repository for the safe-keeping of documents and valuables. The local Home Guard also used Tring Park Estate for training.
On Remembrance Sunday, as a school community, we will be mindful of all who have served, including the 34 men and their families who were from Tring. Annually we honour the memory of all who have served when a representative of our school family lay a wreath at Tring War Memorial. This year due to lockdown restrictions our Act of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday 11th November.
In addition to this a member of staff has been paying tribute in their own way. Annette Howlings, Office Administrator at Tring Park has been making face coverings to raise money for The Royal British Legion. She said:
“Having lived with the forces all my life, I wanted to support the Royal British Legion and their work. Last year I made keyrings, this year I decided to try something different. As we are all wearing face coverings it seemed the most obvious thing to attempt. I am proud to say I have raised over £300 making and embroidering over 55 face coverings.”
Remembrance honours those who serve to defend our democratic freedoms and way of life. We unite across faiths, cultures and backgrounds to remember the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth (britishlegion.org.uk).