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DO YOU REMEMBER: One of the first two-minutes silences in Chalfont St Giles

 Published on: 15th December 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

This historical photo features an image of Chalfont St Giles from more than 90 years ago, taken on November 11, 1929, the tenth-ever Remembrance Day following the end of the First World War.

The practice of a two-minutes silence to commemorate the Armistice, where the war ended at 11am on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, originated from Cape Town in South Africa, with the idea suggested to King George V by an impressed author.

At the time of this picture’s taking, many of those featured in it will probably have memories of the then recent conflict, perhaps even of relatives who had lost their lives in the Great War.

If you have any historical photos from the past of any of the Chalfonts villages or Gerrards Cross, please feel free to send them to, and they could feature in a future magazine.

Photo Credit: Daily Mail/Shutterstock

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