Abingdon News No.49

Abingdon News January 2019 | No. 49 The School held a week of commemoration to mark the Centenary of the Armistice culminating in the Remembrance Assembly, CCF Parade and wreath laying ceremony by the two Heads of School. Abingdon’s comprehensive archives were used at a public reading and exhibition by the drama scholars. The students told the story of the school community during World War 1. Combining excerpts from The Abingdonian with photos and music of the period, the students admirably brought to life the voices of those at Abingdon a hundred years ago. Other events included the Abingdon and St Helen’s Joint Choral Society performing Mozart’s Requiem, in aid of the Poppy Appeal, and the History department gave a lecture on the local history of the Great War. From the archives came the very poignant story of the 1st IV rowing crew in 1914 and their coach who were featured in a short film produced by a parent. The film can be viewed on the website. Also on the website, the 75 men from the Abingdon School community who lost their lives in the Great War have all been featured on the anniversary of their death. Remembering Abingdon’s Fallen