Wartime songs played by ukulele band as Grantham ladies remember

The Church of Ascension Ladies Fellowship.
The Church of Ascension Ladies Fellowship.
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A ukulele band played songs from the periods of both world wars at a Remembrance gathering of the Church of Ascension Ladies Fellowship.

The group of around 20 ladies joined together at the Edinburgh Road church on Tuesday (Armistice Day), where they paid tribute to those killed on both the First and Second World Wars.
As well as entertainment by Grantham’s The Ukelayabouts, the dedication of a poppy-inspired church kneeler was a highlight of the day, created by Nora Rastall, 90, who has been a member of the fellowship for many years. It took Nora several months to finish the piece. She said: “I’m very pleased with it. An awful lot of work went into it, I’m pleased it’s finished!”
Several members read out poems written during the wars, while Enid Hewitt, of St John the Baptist Church in Manthorpe, wrote a poem especially for the occasion. Group leader Barbara Maplethorpe said: “It was very moving. In fact, it’s been a very moving day.”
Each member was presented with a crocheted poppy made by Mrs Maplethorpe to keep as a reminder of the day.

The ladies fellowship meets in the church on the second Tuesday of every month. For further details, email tandcmharris@hotmail.com