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Remembrance

Some of the older Braunston residents may remember the Hinman family. Maurice Hinman died in August this year aged 90. He was the son of Robert and Caroline Hinman who lived at 11, Cedar Street, Braunston. When Maurice married he was working for Philip Walker, he and his wife Evelyn lived at Church Farm Cottage, Brooke where their eldest daughter was born. They moved to West Sussex and Maurice for many years was employed at Gatwick Airport.

Maurice’s uncles Thomas Hinman and Charles Hinman had died in the First World War, their names are on the Braunston War Memorial. Grandmother Mary Hinman used to lay the village poppy wreath on the Memorial at the annual Remembrance Service. Sadly Mr and Mrs Hinman had also lost two more children Mary Ellen aged 13 in 1903 and Albert aged 2 in 1904. All their names are on a grave-stone in the churchyard.

At the 2017 remembrance Service on Sunday 12 th November ourParish Council Chairman, Christopher Bi chard read the names of thefallen and laid the poppy wreath. Vice-Chairman, Richard Beadmanread a lesson. This was very fitting as the War Memorial belongs toBraunston village.

Lay Reader Alan Rudge conducted the service, Angela Lashbrook also read a lesson and the trumpeter was Gill Callaghan’s Grandson.