7th November 2018

A year to remember

©Timothy C Aikman

November has returned – and so have the fireworks concerts hosted by the charity Scottish Love in Action. These concerts were established eight years ago as an annual event for this charity as a means of raising funds for their work (and, to an extent, raising their profile).  With three concerts held on two days over the weekend closest to November the 5th.  

(For those in familiar with the significance of this date, it relates to the “Gunpowder Plot” of 1605; the failed attempt to assassinate King James I)

With the 11th of November on the horizon, 2018 also has the significance of being the centenary of the recognised end of the First World War.  Armistice Day, as it is known, is an important day of remembrance named after the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France.  The cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning – the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.   Since then, this date has grown to include a day of remembrance for those killed and wounded in all conflicts.

With this in mind, an acquaintance recently made contact about a Remembrance Day Dinner held in a local football (soccer) stadium.  Requesting a photographer to be on-hand to mark the occasion, I am looking forward to the event…