REMEMBRANCE – A song of a time of patriotic innocence and tragedy.
Its ONCE A YEAR, when we recall how 900,000 military personnel and 000’s civilians died in a bloody war.
Shadrach, Meshack and Arthur by Ed Thompson and Ed James
The song is a tribute to a lost generation who gave their lives for our freedom.
It was inspired by the Blue Plaque Trail of the WW1 Commemoration Project, which researched the lives of 1,700 men from Tynemouth Borough alone, who were recorded in a Roll of Honour (1923) as having died in the Great War.
Blue Plaque Trail
Three such plaques now stand proudly pinned to the wall outside 7, Eleanor St. From this house in Cullercoats, Ernest, George and Arthur Carr, like millions of others, marched valiantly off to war, never to return.
The Bible (book of Daniel), tells a heavenly tale of Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego; thrown into a fiery furnace for refusing to bow to false gods.
We felt this was a compelling analogy and the characters are duly adjoined in perpetuity.