Special effort to remember

Methil and District Sea Cadets on a Remembrance Day procession.
Methil and District Sea Cadets on a Remembrance Day procession.

The people of Methil are being invited to join in a special Remembrance Sunday commemoration of the First World War centenary.

Community leaders feel it would be appropriate in this 100th anniversary year to do something in addition to the traditional church service and parade, in paying respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

An open meeting is being held next month to talk over the idea and seek any views and suggestions local people may have.

The event is being organised by the Rev Gillian Paterson, minister of Wellesley Parish Church, in conjunction with Methil and District Sea Cadets.

Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend, at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3 in the Cadets’ TS Ajax base at Methil Docks.

Invitations have gone to the local schools, councillors, youth organisations and other interested parties, and the organisers hope to reach other people in the Methil area who might be keen to discuss the idea further.

“We have invited all the people who are currently involved in the parade but would like to make it an extra special celebration, due to it being the centenary of the start of World War I,” explained Ms Patersonalion.

“Our thought is that we might be able to do more than the normal parade and service, and we plan to involve all age groups in this special event.

“We would like to reflect the history of that period but also seek ideas for how we could remember, yet also celebrate, the bravery of the men who went to fight, as well as the courage of the families left at home,” she added.

“We have a blank sheet of paper just now but we would hope to have events applicable for children, families and all ages.”

Remembrance Sunday this year falls on November 9.