Remembrance

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Duration: 35 minutes

A special Songs of Praise to mark Remembrance Sunday. Pam Rhodes visits Wootton Bassett, where locals line the street to honour the repatriated soldiers who lost their lives serving their country.

Tribute is paid to the last three veterans of the First World War, who all died this year. Hymns include I Vow to Thee My Country and O Valiant Hearts.

Music Played

7 items
  • Image for Congregation of Rochester Cathedral, Rochester Cathedral Choir.

    Congregation of Rochester Cathedral, Rochester Cathedral Choir. I Vow To Thee, My Country

    Conductor: Gordon Stewart. Organist: Roger Sayer Composed By: Music: Gustav Holst (1874-1934) Words: Cecil Spring-Rice (1859-1918). Tune: Thaxted Arranger: Robert Ramskill

  • Image for Congregation of St Chad's Church Shrewsbury.

    Congregation of St Chad's Church Shrewsbury. O God, Our Help In Ages Past

    Conductor: David Leeke. Organ: Richard Walker Composed By: William Croft (1678-1727) Words: Isaac Watts (1674-1748) based on Psalm 90. Tune: St Anne

  • Image for Congregation of Rochester Cathedral, Rochester Cathedral Choir.

    Congregation of Rochester Cathedral, Rochester Cathedral Choir. O Brother Man

    Conductor: Gordon Stewart. Organ: Roger Sayer. Composed By: Music: Irish Traditional Melody. Words: J G Whittier (1807-92) Tune: Londonderry Air Arranger: Geoff Richards

  • Image for Congregation of Rochester Cathedral, Rochester Cathedral Choir.

    Congregation of Rochester Cathedral, Rochester Cathedral Choir. The Falklands Hymn

    Organ: Roger Sayer. Conductor Gordon Stewart Composed By: Music: Ralph Allwood Words: W H Moseley Arranger: Robert Ramskill

  • Image for The Coldstream Guards

    The Coldstream Guards Performance item: Eternal Father, Strong to Save

    Tune: Melita Universal/Jon Cohen Ltd/Graham O Jones

  • Image for Congregation of St Chad's Church Shrewsbury

    Congregation of St Chad's Church Shrewsbury Abide With Me

    Conductor: David Leeke Organ: Richard Walker Composed By: W H Monk (1823-89) Words: H F Lyte (1793-1847) Tune: Eventide

  • Image for Congregation of St Chad's Church Shrewsbury

    Congregation of St Chad's Church Shrewsbury O Valiant Hearts (The Supreme Sacrifice)

    Conductor: David Leeke Organ: Richard Walker Composers: Charles Harris (1865-1936) Words: J S Arkwright (1872-1954)

  • Factsheet for Sunday 8th November

    Presented by Pam Rhodes from Wootton Bassett

  • INTERVIEWS

    BRENDA AND DENNIS GOODWIN

    World War One Veterans Association
    This year the last survivors of the First World War William Stone, Harry Patch and Henry Allingham reached the end of their long lives. Hundred’s of people came to pay their respects at their funerals especially to Henry Allingham’s who at 113 was also the oldest man in Europe.

    For two decades, Dennis Goodwin and his wife Brenda have been running the First World War Veterans Association, they knew them well.

    DOROTHEA PULLEN
    World War II Widow

    Dorothea Pullen was a young girl of 18 when war was declared. She reflects on being a War Widow.

    ANNE BEVIS
    Anne Bevis is the secretary of the local British Legion Association.

    KEN SCOTT

    Ken Scott is a World War Two Veteran, he explains why he attends every repatriation in Wootton Bassett.


    THE REV. PAUL WRIGHT
    Chaplain to the Household Division
    The Rev. Paul Wright talks to Pam about the significance of the Guards Chapel to the military and the role he plays there.


    SIR RICHARD DANNATT

    Former Chief of the General Staff
    Sir Richard chats to Pam about his own experiences in Afghanistan and how his faith has helped him. He shows Pam the Elizabeth Cross and explains what the cross represents.

    Sir Richard Dannatt’s interview, The Rev. Paul Wright’s interview and The Coldstream Guards musical performance were all shot in The Royal Military Chapel in London, also known as the Guards Chapel. The chapel is the religious home of the five guards regiment.

Credits

Presenter
Pam Rhodes
Producer
Charlotte Hindle
Executive Producer
Tommy Nagra

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