Funeral director marks WWI

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A Banbury funeral directors has dedicated its window to those who sacrificed their lives during the First World War as part of the nationwide commemoration of the centenary since the outbreak of the conflict.

The window of Edd Frost and Daughters in Horton View was also lit up solely by 12 LED candles on Monday, August 4 to join in with the Lights Out campaign which marked 100 years since Britain joined the war.

Mr Frost said: “It is for events such as this that we are lucky enough to have a display window so that we can show our support for charities, seasonal events during the different times of the year, and in some cases the different services that we can provide to families in the community.

“Marking this historic event is no exception. We all have relatives who will have served their King and country at some stage during this conflict. Some who survived the atrocities and returned home never to talk again about what they witnessed and endured and, in many cases, some who never returned home.

“Our display acknowledges those that paid the ultimate sacrifice and provides important facts of the time. My own gramp features in the display where he is pictured, sat with his mother and aunt on his 21st birthday (March 4th 1917), at Banbury Station awaiting transportation to ‘do his duty’, never knowing if he would ever return.

“Please, if you’re passing, do come and support us by taking a look at our display – the best time is at night!”

The display will be up throughout August.