100th Anniversary of 1st World War

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Berkswich Cenotaph 2014 (100th Anniversary 1st World War) Arnie Hutchinson representing & placing Berkswich Parish Council’s tribute to the fallen. Bob Jenkins representing & placing Walton Phoenix’s tribute to the fallen


Local Dignitaries including Bob Jenkins & Arnie Hutchinson of SWPAC (see text in photo alongside for further detail)

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888,246 ceramic poppies were planted in the moat at the Tower of London to commemorate British and Commonwealth fatalities during the First World War. This image became known as ‘The Weeping Window’

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This particular image became known as ‘The Wave’ Both of these Photos courtesy of Jim Bergin – SWPAC’s archivist More pictures and articles of this unique event are available on the WWW

Arnie Hutchinson, Phoenix’s own HERO

Arnie Hutchinson's 90th Birthday Celeb's
As a young man Arnie was parachuted into battle over the Rhine, Germany in 1944 . Fortunately he lived to tell the tale. Having just recently returned from the 70th remembrance anniversary in Arnheim our  hero celebrated his own 90th Birthday with a party for many of his friends at Walton Village Hall (His 2nd of 4 parties in different locations). Here, he is pictured at his party with Suzie his lovely Daughter-in-Law.                                        “Arnie we are incredibly proud to have you as a member of Walton Phoenix. To say we are amazed at your many talents and fantastic personality would be an understatement. What a lovely influential human being you are”                                         AWG-SWPAC-Chair Sept 2014