Wednesday 11th July saw the rededication of the Christ Church Old Boys School Boer War memorial by our Honorary Curate Peter Liddelow. A wreath was laid to honour the eight old boys who died in the war of 1899-1902 by Martin Russell, Deputy Lieutenant of the Borough of Barnet.
It was the 115th anniversary of the original dedication by our then vicar, Canon Henry Trotter, and the unveiling of the memorial by Field Marshall Lord Grenfell. A plaque was also placed in the school to their memory in 1903, and this remains on display in the entrance hall of the new school building in Byng Road.
Organised with the involvement of Barnet Museum, a reception followed in the Open Door Centre where Martin Russell also launched a new book published by the Museum containing details of their research into the family and service history of the eight Christ Church men, and others who also fought from Chipping Barnet, set against a timeline of the war in South Africa..
More photos of the ceremony can be found here