In 2014 and the months leading to the 100th anniversary of the start of the WW1 we were all much moved with seeing, old war footage, literature and art such as the poppies cascading over the walls into the moat of the Tower of London.
Responding to these, local artists displayed at the Henfield Clubs Committee room. Visitors signed the memorial book. and some wrote messages and poems. One painting emulating a stained glass window containing the dates of 1914-2014 was donated to the Henfield Club by Kenneth McIntosh to commemorate this anniversary.
The painting was hanging in the intervening years. However as intended, it was removed for completion August 2018 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the End of the "Great War". The dates 1918-2018, a sunset background, and a single soldier, whose rifle is pointing down were the major changes.
The completed work was unveiled this Remembrance Sunday 2018 by the Henfield Clubs president David Page and officers of the Henfield Club in place in 2014 and in 2018 signed a paper to bear witness to this. These include its President, Chairman, its Trustees, and also Chairmen of the Parish Council and Community Partnership.
It is hanging once again. This time it is in the Snooker Room. Subject to agreement, more is planned for this work. In 2019 it’s the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Post of The Comrades of The Great War the fore-runner of the Henfield Club and it is also Horsham’s Districts Year of Culture!
But for more on this one will have to wait.