We will remember them.
On a rainy day in November over 100 Scouts of all ages and members of the public visited Scartho Road Cemetery to take part in trails and activities centred on the CWGC’s ‘Living Memory’ project, which encourages the British public to re-connect with the war dead buried in their own communities.
Visitors made poppies and paper aeroplanes and followed a trail to find out more about the First World War casualties buried in the town, and also a little about what life was like for some of the young people of Grimsby and Cleethorpes 100 years ago.
Despite the torrential rain the day was a big success, and was mentioned in the Remembrance Service held in the Minster a week later; Grimsby was proud of its young people for rising to the challenge of never forgetting.
Grimsby and Cleethorpes District Scouts were proud to have been approached by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to be one of 141 community groups across the country that led local commemorations of the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, by encouraging people to discover, explore and remember the CWGC graves near them.