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Goole’s beautiful tribute to our Armed Forces

Here at Kennings, we recently supplied materials to a group of veterans and students from Delta Acadamey Goole. They have kindly dedicated their last two weekends to building and painting the fantastic Remembrance Day memorial for our Armed Forces at Goole’s clock tower.

Some of the fantastic volunteers with their work.
Credit: Ross Turner on Facebook

The process took a long time, but it was worth it! We can tell the group put in some fantastic effort. We could not be prouder to be part of this community!

What is Remembrance Sunday?

Remembrance Sunday always falls on the second weekend of November, it takes place on the 14th of November 2021 this year. The nation has the opportunity to remember those who sacrificed their lives to defend our freedom and way of life. We remember those who served in the Armed Forces from Britain and the Commonwealth, the vital role played by the emergency services and those that have lost their lives due to conflict or terrorism.

Alongside Remembrance Sunday, every year on the 11th of November, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that marked the end of the First World War in 1918, we traditionally hold a one or two-minute silence recognising the precise time that the hostilities ceased in 1918 – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

The display looks even better at night.
Credit: Ross Turner on Facebook

How can I donate or contribute to the Poppy Appeal?

The Poppy Appeal stock recently arrived in the Goole and Howden branch of the Royal British Legion. You can buy directly from them to contribute to the charity so they can continue the fantastic work they do. The RBL help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families with care, physical and mental wellbeing, financial support and local community connections.

You can donate directly through their website here

Alternatively, by purchasing a poppy from a local retailer, or their merchandise here

New Website Launch For Family Run Builders Merchants.

Operations director Sean Bond presents first customer Mr Gawthorp with a bottle of champagne.

Local builders’ merchants Kenning’s Building Supplies have launched a new ecommerce website this week, enabling trade customers and members of the public to place orders and take delivery from all over the East Riding.

Traditionally a retail only business, previously if a customer was further afield than the Goole & Gilberdyke sites they could only place an order over the phone. Now the new website will offer a more seamless and efficient transaction for both the customer and for the Kenning’s staff.

Mr Gawthorp (picture attached) was lucky enough to be the first customer through the checkout on Monday, bagging himself a celebratory bottle of champagne. He said “I found the website through Google, it was really easy to place my order and delivery was the next day! I will definitely use the website again, although I do like to call or drop in if I need advice on my building project”

The increase in orders has resulted in 11 new jobs being created, which is great news for the local community following the pandemic.

Kenning’s Building Supplies are an independent builders’ merchants based in Goole. Founded from humble beginnings in 1986, it now has three sites with two retail stores providing building and DIY supplies to trade customers and the public across The East Riding and beyond.

Sean Bond, Operations Manager at Kenning’s said:

“It’s an exciting time for us and we are proud that our new ecommerce website has now been launched, making our products more accessible to trade and public customers across the East Riding”

You can visit the new website here