The Harmston Ring of Peace
Written by Ed Wellman on 5th October 2014
On Saturday night at 7pm, a message of peace was passed around the world.
Starting, and ending in the village of Harmston, near Lincoln, and the idea of the village community, a series of phone calls formed a ring of communication as well as several ringlets that spread the message more locally.
Written by Helen Robinson of Harmston, the message reads “Honour the past, cherish the present, create the future”. A party in Harmston Village Hall took place whilst these words made their way through far away lands including 43 countries, returning to Harmston at 10.15pm with a call from Air Chief Marshal, Sir Andrew Pulford KCB CBE ADC.
Organiser Robin Dunseath spoke about the aspirational idea, explaining that the community wanted to do something positive to commemorate the men from Harmston who lost their lives in World War One.
Siren FM’s Managing Editor Andrew David was in the village as the call began and ended the journey. He spoke with Robin Dunseath and Alan Humphries as the villagers came together to remember the past. On Sunday morning, Robin spoke to Ed Wellman on the Breakfast Show to reflect on what had been a moving and memorable occasion for Harmston.
Click the link to listen to ‘The Harmston Ring of Peace’, recorded at Harmston on Saturday evening with Andrew, and from the studio with Ed on Sunday morning.