RUDGWICK REMEMBERS
A SUSSEX VILLAGE'S TRIBUTE TO ITS FALLEN OF TWO WORLD WARS
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ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE

The Holy Trinity Church in Rudgwick is home to the village’s two War Memorial Plaques, the village lacking a formal war memorial. It is also the focal point of the community’s acts of Remembrance every November.

For a two week period at this time of year the church, where many of the individuals named on the memorials were christened, married and worshipped, also becomes home to the ‘Rudgwick Remembers’ exhibition. Started in 2001 by Mr Geoff Turberville Smith, this exhibition commemorates each of the community’s 59 casualties from both world wars individually, as well as providing information boards on the conflicts and their impact within the village.

The exhibition draws many visitors to the village annually, including relatives of those commemorated who have now left the area. It also provides an excellent focus for the children of the village primary school to start to understand how and why the events and sacrifices of the last century are commemorated 100 years on.