Re-Dedication of Second World War Memorial

At 11.00 a.m. on 11th November 2019 several Old Godhelmians, amongst them, Marta Riddle (née Grabiec), Rod Weale and Marian Muskett (née Wakefield), joined the students and staff of Godalming College at the rededication of the Second World War memorial triptych. Also present were the Mayor of Godalming, Penny Rivers, the Mayor of Waverley, Mary Foryszewski, the History teacher leading research into the memorial, Ruth Nixon, and some students involved in investigating the stories of the men who gave their lives in the conflict. One student, Kat Steel, talked about meeting the 100-year-old OG Gwen Comerford in June and how that had inspired their research. After a welcome from the Principal, Emma Young, the party, together with hundreds of students and staff, stood outside for the two-minute silence. A student, Ben Wili, played the Reveille and the Last Post. Afterwards, the main group went inside to the triptych and a member of the non-teaching staff, John Richardson laid a wreath. Mr Richardson had served with the Royal Navy for many years and had refurbished the memorial earlier in the year. Later participants were able to discuss and examine the students’ research findings over refreshments. 

This is an account from the “Haslemere Herald”


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