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An early decision was whether to restrict the “walkers” to men, as all those who enlisted were men. It was felt that we were now in the 21st Century where the roles of men and women ain society are very different from those in 1914 and so women were invited to participate.
Prior to the day the walkers were all at least teenagers but on the day many children accompanied their parents and it was readily agreed that they could participate and sign the book. It is hoped that in many years they might return to show their children and grandchildren how they took part and signed the book.
In the week before the event an offer was made for a horse to participate and so “Walter” walked to represent all those horses which served in the war.
Photos provided by: Exning School, Lily Taylor, Colin Short, Juliet Thomason, Paul Ravenscroft & John Saville