Wrap up well and come along for 1030am onwards
On the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the residents of Goffs Oak will pay their respects to those who fought and died for our country. Goffs Oak Community Association along with Goffs Oak Women’s Institute, Guides and Scouts, Goff’s Oak Methodist and St. James Churches, supported by Hertfordshire Constabulary every year holds a wreath laying ceremony. This will include the one minutes silence led by our special Bugle player. To make this event even more memorable this year 2018, marks the 100 year anniversary of the World War 1 Armistice.
Update 2nd November 2018
Gather at the Goffs Oak Memorial at 10.30am to start the service for 10.50am. The service will be led by Goffs Oak Methodist Church Minister Alan Coombs. Police will stop
traffic for the minutes silence at 11am. Wreaths will be laid by Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Broxbourne Deputy Leader, Police representative, Goffs Oak Scouts, Goffs Oak Guides, Goffs Oak Community Association, Goffs Oak Comrades Club, Goffs Oak Freemasons and Broxbourne Youth Council.
Following the ceremony, refreshments will be available at the Comrades Club. Additionally a local Historian has kindly provided some of the stories of the men named on Goff’s Oak Memorial. So come along and find out more about local history and bring your children and friends.
Finally check out Broxbourne’s two Memorial Services being held as part of the Council’s World War One Commemorative Programme to mark the centenary of the Armistice.