The Trekkers are a group of people who have an interest in the Great War (WW I) but not from a military viewpoint: they are primarily interested in the memory of those who fell in battle.
We started as a group of friends from St. Michael’s Church in 2008. In that first year we visited Belgium in the March but have been going over in the May of each year since until 2015, – it’s warmer! We run a five day coach excursion and stay for four nights in Oostende.
Anyone who has a relative who was killed in the area of Belgium or Northern France can give us the details and we will do our best to find his resting place and we will lay a wreath on his grave in honour of him.
In recent years we laid five wreaths (supplied by the Royal British Legion) bearing the regimental badge of the deceased. Everyone who has been on a Trekkers’ trip has said how moving an experience it has been.
We have visited such places as Ieper (Ypres), Tyne Cot Cemetery, Arras, Vimy Ridge and last year, breaking with tradition, Dunkerque. This year we will be visiting Arnhem – the “Bridge Too Far”.
Each year in Church, we put up a display as part of the Heritage Fortnight. This gives folk an insight into the Trekkers; where we have been and where we will be going the following year.
All are welcome to join the Trekkers.
For more information, please contact
John Pritchard 0151 727 3212 email@example.com