In the week leading up to Remembrance Sunday, Kibble’s Gannochy Trust Centre for Expressive Arts was transformed into a scene reminiscent of the 1940s.
Young and old gathered together to join in a chorus of songs that were sung during the war and stories were swapped around the table as everyone enjoyed some high tea. And it wasn’t just chatter and the clatter of crockery that could be heard – there was the distinct sound of clicking knitting needles as our guests showed the younger generation how it’s done!
The ages of those in attendance may have spanned the generations, but everyone came together as they paid a moving tribute to the fallen, which was particularly poignant with this year marking 100 years since the end of World War I.
As music teacher Alexis Urie explained: “Kibble’s been hosting this event for a number of years now. It’s an excellent example of an intergenerational learning project where people come together and have the opportunity to find out more about each other. It’s also important for young people to learn about the war and the effects it had on people’s lives. Our young hosts were exceptional and played a key role in making the day special for everyone who attended.”
We’re looking forward to continuing the tradition at Kibble next year.