The next meeting of the Society is on February 5th (AGM at 1.15pm) when Mike Higginbottom will speak on ‘Stations’. Always at 1.45pm at Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough. Phone 01427 676655.
For Membership call: 01427 788568. Visitors very welcome £5 entrance. Lunch bookable with Rachel by the preceding Monday on 01427 838780.
It is one of those remarkable stories: the Christmas 1914 truce, when British and German soldiers interrupted the war and met together in no man’s land to sing carols, play football, exchange food, cigarettes and souvenirs. Peace reigned, if only for that day.
On Sunday 14th December about 200 people met at Gainsborough Trinity football ground, to honour that event. Teams from Morton Trentside and the Parish School played football - very entertainingly and competitively.
We sang 10 carols, accompanied by the Market Rasen Salvation Army band and musicians from New Life Church and the Methodist Church. The choir from Morton Trentside sang a Christmas song.
The event was promoted by the churches in Gainsborough, with a great deal of help from people at Gainsborough Trinity, who hosted us and provided hot drinks. It was a rather (!) cold afternoon, but was enjoyed by those who braved the weather. The carols and football of 1914 were remembered, the Christmas peace reenacted.