Getting ready for a busy day planting and weeding tomorrow. If you are coming please bring along any trowels or forks you may have. 10am Glen Link Colour Comber
Lots of post-its at a very useful strategy workshop for Comber Regeneration (CRCP) at Comber Leisure Centre this morning. Thanks to all the team especially Lisa for facilitating the session.
* She’s a wonderful neighbour, or a loving childminder or maybe has spent her life fundraising for charity.?
* Start thinking about a woman either in an organisation or in the neighbourhood or at home. – She inspires others or shows boundless kindness or lovingly looks after someone at home.
* If her actions have inspired you please nominate her for Comber Earlies Festival Queen.
😊😊 Nomination forms in Library, John Minnis Office or Livingstones😊
John spent the morning with three Queens; the reigning Queen, the Queen Mum, and the first ever Queen!
CRCP expresses their thanks to John Minnis Estate Agents for sponsoring this years Festival Queen.
Campbell College honours Edmund De Wind VC at reception with members of De Wind family and Comber’s De Wind VC Committee. #EdmundDeWind#
At noon on Wednesday 21 March, Ards and North Down Borough Council will be unveiling a memorial stone marking 100 years since Second Lieutenant Edmund De Wind’s actions leading to the posthumous award of the Victoria Cross.
The memorial stone will be set in an engraved granite plinth in The Square, Comber, near to where Edmund de Wind was born and grew up. Edmund has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial to the missing near the French village of Albert. He was 34 years old.
Thank you to the Edmund De Wind VC 100 Committee which has, through significant local fundraising initiatives, raised the money to provide the granite plinth.
To find out more about the life and tragic death of Edmund De Wind, visit North Down Museum’s exhibition, in Comber library until end of March. The exhibition will then move to other libraries in the Borough.
A short video by Stephen Kerr of SKPhotos shows the Pozieres Memorial: https://youtu.be/XggreyZYIe0
Wednesday 21st March 2018
Unveiling of Memorial Stone to Edmund De Wind VC in Comber Square.
Civic Ceremony …12 Noon.
Join us in the Square and be part of this special day as Comber remembers its WW1 hero. #EdmundDeWind#Combersquare#
Launch of Edmund DeWind exhibition
in Comber Library.
Pop along and read about Comber’s WW1 hero.
Exhibition there until end of March.
Exhibition launch Fri 9 March 2pm
To mark the 100th Anniversary of the death of Comber’s Victoria Cross winner, Edmund De Wind, North Down Museum are launching an exhibition at Comber Library, Looking at his life and tragic death.
Second Lieutenant Edmund De Wind was killed in action on 21st March 1918, Aged 34 Years, at Grugies St Quentin, defending the Race Course Redoubt for seven hours almost single-handed until he was fatally wounded. He was awarded the VC for his valour and self-sacrifice.
This exhibition is part of the larger commemoration event taking place on 21st March, the 100th Anniversary of De Wind’s death, when a new plinth will be unveiled in Comber Square.