REMEMBRANCE Day was marked in Tarvin by a special ceremony at the village’s award-winning community woodland.
Residents and members of the village’s women’s institute, methodist church and woodland trust gathered yesterday to remember the men, from Tarvin, who died during the First and Second World Wars.
After a minute’s silence, the name of each fallen soldier was read out before the law’s prayer and a passage from the Falklands War.
The service, led by lay preacher Ron Page, was followed by a presentation of a cheque for £500 by the WI to Tarvin Community Woodland Trust.
The funds were secured by WI secretary Joan Bradley in the form of a bursary made available by Taylor’s of Harrogate, which produces Yorkshire Tea.
WI president Elizabeth Brereton presented the funds to woodland trust founder Jim Grogan, who outlined what the future holds for the award-winning woodland.
The presentation was made at a yew tree, planted five years ago by members of Tarvin’s WI.
He said: “By successfully nominating the woodland trust for a Yorkshire Tea award, the women’s institute have once again demonstrated their support to the woodland. It’s very gratifying that the work done by the trust and volunteers is appreciated.
“The award will allow us to complete the fence along the newly designated Tonwnfield Lane footpath. The cost of the materials will be covered by the award. Volunteers will erect the fence over the winter.
“We are all working in our own different way to achieve a common aim – to improve the quality of life for our fellow man.
“When you walk through this little part of the Cheshire countryside, remember those who gave their lives and those who risk their lives daily that we may live in harmony in a community such as ours.”
Mrs Brereton added: “We are very proud and pleased to get the bursary and how it will be spent. What is important is that it is a way of cementing a village together.”
The community woodland, on Broomheath Lane, secured its 125-year lease earlier this year, ensuring its existence in the village for generations to come.
Mr Grogan paid tribute to the efforts of Cheshire West and Chester Council’s environment portfolio holder Neil Ritchie and director Steve Kent in supporting the woodland project.