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.
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.
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)