Remembrance Day and Delville Wood


I have been very involved with the annual prize-giving for the Garden of the Year Competition run by Durban and Coast Horticultural Society, and today delivered my speech in my capacity as President and handed out the cups.

As in previous years, though, I would like to post my mother’s Delville Wood March again, so often played in the past by military bands in Durban at Remembrance Day parades.

I normally take the pictures, but by the time I got to it this time most had gone home already. Hopefully I can get some of the press ones from the secretary and others in due course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© November 2017 Colonialist
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21 Responses to Remembrance Day and Delville Wood

  1. Armistice Day. the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month, signifies the end of The Great War; and must always be remembered as such.

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  2. Loved this track. Your mother composed this?

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    • colonialist says:

      Thank you. She did indeed, shortly after the event and aged sixteen.
      A remarkable lady: she sang at numerous concerts (one in London before Queen Alexandra) and on the radio, and was a teacher of singing and piano. She was a WAAF in WW 2 — convenient, as my dad was an air force pilot — and fiercely patriotic. I owe my composing to her influence, although she mainly wrote songs whereas I go for instrumental works.

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  3. equinoxio21 says:

    Pardon my ignorance: Remembrance Day is… November 11th? The end of WWI?

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  4. GP Cox says:

    To all by you, may they enjoy a fond Remembrance Day!

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    • colonialist says:

      Thanks — in this part of the world, to all those who are not engaged in an ongoing tirade against colonialism, this date has been an occasion for poppies and honouring all those who made the supreme sacrifice in the World Wars.

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