LETTER: Are you a war widow looking for friendship?


Each year we remember the courage of those who fought and fell in the World Wars and all wars since then.

The War Widows’ Association of Great Britain, remembers and supports the widows of those left behind. One lady in Chapel St Leonards, Syliva Elliott, is a member of the association and finds the support and friendship on offer of great comfort.

Syliva is the War Widow’s Association local representative and she lays the annual wreath at St Leonard’s Church, Chapel St Leonards, on Remembrance Day.

Sylvia recently observed that she appears to be the only war widow in Chapel St Leonards but would dearly like to set up a support and friendship group for other war widows locally.

Sylvia travels regularly to attend events organised by War Widows in Lincoln and Nottingham but would like to set up a local branch to provide support, friendship, outings, luncheon, coffee mornings and company on trips to events organised by the association.

In April this year Sylvia attended the Association’s Annual General Meeting in Oxford where she enjoyed an excellent weekend of activities, meeting old friends and making new, a coach trip to Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, plus dinner and entertainment in the evenings. People travelled to the gathering from all over Great Britain. These events are ‘always great fun and I would like to think others could enjoy them as much as I do’, says Sylvia.

If you are a war widow and would like to join up with Sylvia then please give her a call on 01754 873295.

Fiona Brown

Via email