Armistice Sunday 1927

Armistice Sunday 1926 was the occasion of the dedication of the Book of Remembrance which had already been placed in the Church and opened for inspection, the Book being attended by war veterans who had volunteered to show it to interested parties.

The picture below shows the solemn parade of Armistice Sunday 1927. The Parade is shown on its way down the High Street from the West Green Memorial Cross to the Parish Church.

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Leading this part of the procession is Mrs Ann Gjers, the Matron of the VAD Hospital which was set up in Stokesley Manor House during the Great War, and the mother of Captain Lawrence Gjers, one of the Fallen commemorated in the Book.

Behind the women's contingent march the townsfolk. From the lack of spectators it would appear that the whole town was either in the parade or at the Church.

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