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REMEMBRANCE DAY 8th NOVEMBER 2020
Sadly due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no service held at the Community Memorial Garden this year. The Chairman will lay a wreaths on behalf of the Parish Council and the Hemingbrough Historical/Heritage Society. The poppy group will put a display on the fencing.
However the community is welcome to pay their respects to those loved ones we have lost.
Hemingbrough Parish Council
In conjunction with
The Parish of Hemingbrough Historical/Heritage Society
HEMINGBROUGH REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES
The service was held on Sunday 10th November and conducted by Rev Dotty Lambeth, it was well attended with nearly 300 residents and visitors and over 500 from the Yorkshire Ride of Honour. Our grateful thanks once again to Rachael Blueman who piped in the ROH and played the last lament, local girl Isabel who played the last post, Goole British Legions official Standard Bearer who raised the standard, and the Methodist Chapel craft group who did the wonderful display at the garden.
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Rev Dotty Lambeth & Bugler Isabel Remembrance Day 2019 Hemingbrough Community Memorial Garden
CELEBRATION OF MINISTRY
The Licensing of The Reverend Dorothy (Dotty) Lambeth as Associate Minister of the Benefice of Riccall, Barlby and Hemingbrough with Cliffe was held on Sunday 23rd September at St Mary’s Church Riccall and conducted by The Reverend Nick Bird, Area Dean of Derwent Deanery. Reverend Dotty was welcomed to the Parish of Hemingbrough by the Chair of Hemingbrough Parish Council, Councillor Jan Strelczenie.
Reverend Dotty was ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop John Sentamu in a service at York Minster in May 2016.
Reverend Dotty is a member of the Parish of Hemingbrough Historical/Heritage Society, and is involved in fund-raising,
the Remembrance Day Service and Carol Concert held at the Memorial Garden.
ST MARY’S CHURCH EVENT – COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS CELEBRATION
The Society attended the Community Volunteers Celebration on Friday 6th October 2017. We put up our large pop-up stand displaying the projects the Society have been involved in over the last five years. The service conducted by Rev. Dotty Lambeth was well attended with many volunteers and their stands. Chris Hailey-Norris from Selby AVS gave a presentation, the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu gave a Sermon and Prayers of Intercession were let by the Bishop of Selby Dr John Thomson. The service was followed by a buffet supper and wine.
Our secretary Sue Strelczenie presented Bishop John Thomson and Archbishop John Sentamu with the two books the Society has had published. Thanks to Rev. Dotty and the Church Wardens for all the hard work that went into organising this event
ARCHBISHOP OF YORK VISITS HEMINGBROUGH MEMORIAL GARDEN
The Society were delighted and privileged that the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu included the Memorial Garden in his six months Pilgrimage of Prayer and Blessing throughout the Diocese of York.
The Archbishop visited the Memorial Garden on the afternoon of Saturday 16th April, Rev. Francis Loftus joined the Archbishop on his walk from Riccall to Hemingbrough where they were met by Rev. Dotty Lambeth. Dotty introduced the Archbishop to members of the Society and gave a brief explanation on how a derelict filling station became the beautiful Memorial Garden it is today.
Arriving at the Memorial Garden about 2.30pm the Archbishop spent time looking around the garden, meeting with families, residents and members of the Yorkshire Ride of Remembrance. In a short speech he gave the Garden his Blessing and all present joined the Archbishop in prayer.
The Society presented the Archbishop with a unique commemorative cushion that had been made by Kath Terry.
Pictures from the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu’s visit on Saturday 16th April 2016
BOCM SELBY PENSIONERS PARTY 13th APRIL 2016
On Wednesday 13th April, members of the Society were invited to attend the BOCM Pensioners Party at the Railway Club in Selby
We put on a display showing the History of BOCM through the eyes of ex/retired employees. The screen and projector was set up and a rolling picture show was on display much to the delight of the party-goers who were watching avidly to spot themselves.
The society members met up with people who had contributed with the ‘History and Memories of BOCM’ book and also got to chat with others.
Unilever’s Pensioners Liaison & Administration Manager Karen Abbot introduced herself and bought a book! – Thank you Karen. Karen also organised lunch for our members which was much appreciated.
After the meal Karen gave a detailed update on how Unilever is doing at present, this was very interesting finding out Unilever is involved in products such as Shampoos, Washing Powders Pot-Noodles just to mention a few.
Selby and Goole Community Pride Awards held on Thursday 12th November 2015. The Society won best Community Project (for the Memorial Garden)and were awarded with a beautiful engraved glass plaque.
On 16th October 2015 we were finalist in the North Yorkshire County Council Community Awards ‘Best Community Group’ (for the Memorial Garden). We were runner up and presented with a certificate and beautiful engraved glass plaque.
Sue & Eddie Kinsella receiving the award for the Society
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Our latest book ‘The History and Memories of BOCM Selby’ Price £9.99
A unique collections of memories and memorabilia of people who worked at BOCM.
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The book is priced at £12
Every book is a donation to help continue our ongoing projects for the community.