Nov 11 2021

Remembering the First World War at Langley Vale Wood

Some of the staff and volunteers from the South East region found it very moving when they visited Langley Vale Wood near Epsom, Surrey, to mark Armistice Day 2021. The annual Month of Remembrance has attracted numerous people to the site this month, featuring a trail around various installations to mark the wood’s association with the First World War, most notably as a training camp.

 

The Regiment of Trees makes a wonderful statement and tribute in the Surrey landscape

 

Just before observing the two minute silence at 11am, a recording of ‘The Last Post’ resounded around the Regiment of Trees sculptures as those assembled quietly paid their respects. Regional Director, Jenny Scholfield, then read a poem to mark the occasion.

 

Part of the memorial at Jutland’s Wood

 

If you would like to find out more about the Site, and the various landmarks it uses to commemorate WW1, please visit here: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/woods/langley-vale-wood/

 

Thank you to everyone involved at this special site, not least the dedicated team of volunteers. 

 

Words and pics: Anna Claxton, Volunteer Development Officer (SE)

 

 

1 Comment
  • Grace Davis

    It was lovely to show you around the memorial sculptures, Anna. Enormous thanks to our team of volunteers who are keeping the trail in tip-top condition for the many visitors we have during this month.

    November 16, 2021 at 10:22 am

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