The 11th November 2018 marked 100 years since the end of World War I and the Armistice. Events were held up and down the country to commemorate the occasion and kinex was honoured to sponsor just one of these in the form of an exhibition in Sutton on Sea.
The Meridale Memorial Exhibition entitled “Sutton on Sea Remembers” was a three-day event inspired by the book by local author Tony Baker of the same name. As pictured above, each person whose name appears on the Sutton on Sea War Memorial was featured on an 8×4 board. Those featured included soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War and all conflicts since.
The exhibition part-sponsored by kinex was held in partnership with film-director Danny Boyle’s nationwide event Pages of the Sea, a public art project which created dozens of ‘sand portraits’ of those fallen all along the country’s coastline. This took place on Remembrance Sunday itself on the main beach at Sutton on Sea. Some pictures of the beach art can be seen here. Over 5000 people attended the event in the little Lincolnshire seaside village and excellent feedback was given from all involved.
The Meridale Youth Club was established in Sutton on Sea in November 1965 by a group of local teenagers who were fed up of having nothing to do. It has since become the hub of the community in one of the most deprived areas in the UK offering services to all ages with a focus on health and wellbeing.
Councillor Daniel Turner who is also the Centre Manager at The Meridale Centre said “The event was a huge success. People from all over the country visited the exhibition, talked about their connections to the people in the memorial and met with other people who they previously did not know were also connected to a particular person. It was a really moving and special tribute to the fallen soldiers of the area.”
Molly Chong PR and Content Manager for kinex said “It was wonderful for kinex to play a small part in the special Remembrance Weekend and this unique event. Over the last year we’ve sponsored a range of worthwhile causes from toddler groups to charity initiatives and it’s great to be able to continue this variety with the Meridale Memorial Exhibition. We are delighted it was such a success and all the organisers should be very proud of themselves.”
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