On 8/11/20 at 10am, the organising group who enabled Sedgley Village War Memorial to be purchased, sculpted and installed, gathered for the dedication of the memorial in Gospel End Street Gardens.
The group consisted of:
Cllr Tina Westwood
Cllr Mike Evans
Revd Guy Hewlett
Ian Dallaway and Julia Brown of Sedgley Ex-Servicemens Club
Bob and Becky Hill of Sedgley Royal British Legion
The memorial was blessed by Revd Guy Hewlett, Rector of Gornal and Sedgley Team Ministry and wreaths were laid by local organisations including Sedgley Royal British Legion and Sedgley Ex-Servicemen's Club.
Our MP Marco Longhi attended and laid a wreath.
Trooper Kyle Peplow of the Household Cavalry, based in Bulford -but born and raised in Sedgley, also attended.
Later, just before 11am local people gathered informally in a socially-distanced manner in the gardens around the memorial. The Last Post was sounded; the Two Minute Silence was observed; then Reveille was sounded (recordings were played from inside the church).
The Church was open from 10.30am - 11.30am for private prayer.