Lots to see and do during October

During October there will be a lot of action in the Pleasaunce, starting off with a Bee and Bug Open Day at The Bridge on Sunday 11th October

All families are very welcome to an interesting afternoon from 1pm to 4pm, when there will be a celebration of all things wild and wonderful in the newly improved Green Zone at the Bridge

Free entertainment includes: Forest School Sessions with den making and bug hunts; Bug Hotel and Wormery to watch; Bug and Bee arts and craft; Outdoor Storytelling and a Mud Kitchen.

A great afternoon of free entertainment.

On Sunday 18th October it will be 75 years since a bomb landed on the Pleasaunce and we are running a free event to remember it and celebrate 75 years of Peace in the Pleasaunce, all starting at 2pm.

There will be an interesting talk at 3pm by local Blitz historian Steve Hunnisett about what happened here in Greenwich and the surrounding area during the Blitz. There will be children’s activities around the cafe area and a Wartime Tea (including Spam sandwiches!) at 4pm.

Two or three older residents will be on hand to talk to you about their experiences and Halstow Commnity Choir will provide us with music from the time. You can also find out how Greenwich residents helped in the “Dig for Victory” campaign.

Keep Calm and Come Along!

Then on Saturday 24th October there will be a Trafalgar Day Act of Remembrance which will take place at 12 noon at the memorial plaque, to which all are welcome.

The remains of some of those who died in the battle of Trafalgar, 210 years ago, are buried here in the Pleasaunce so it is an appropriate place to hold this event. The Church of England, East Greenwich Ministry Team will preside over the service.

The Salvation Army band will provide the music and standard bearers from the Royal Naval Association and the Deptford and Greenwich Sea Cadets will parade. Wreaths will be laid by the Mayor of Greenwich and the deputy Lord Lieutenant and representatives from the WRNS. Many from the local Royal Naval Association including residents from the Trafalgar Quarters will attend this event which is supported by our Friends Group.

The Revd. Margaret Cave, our local team rector commented on the event, “We are delighted that the Remembrance Service will continue despite the sad death earlier this year of ex-naval service man Terry Stacey who organised this event for many years.”

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