The Unveiling of the
This took place on
Thursday 17th July, 1997 in the Harlesden Public Library, near Craven Park
and Manor Park Road.
Thirty or so people arrived for the occasion, among whom were relatives of
two of those named on the Board. Doris Bone, nee Frostick, who was
married to Roy Chenery and Brian Gurden, younger brother of Leslie Gurden.
Chairman (Keith Gladden)
called for a minute's silence to be observed after which, Brian Gurden
gave a speech recalling his memories of the original ceremony he attended
as a nine year old. Then, many families, friends and local
dignitaries had gathered to witness the unveiling of the Board by the
Headmaster Dr. Roberts and the previous head Mr. Wallis.
Brian Gurden furthered
reminded those present of the following years when, on Armistice Day
during Assembly two minutes silence was kept followed by the reading of
the Names on the Board and the placing of a poppy wreath beneath the
It is the intention of
the Old Uffs Committee that a wreath be laid at the Library on Remembrance
Day this year and following years.