Annual Wreathlaying - Nuneaton
Sunday, 17 June 2018 at 3.00pm
The Annual wreathlaying event takes place every summer at the obelisk in the George Eliot Memorial Gardens, alongside the river in Nuneaton. The obelisk has been there since it was moved from Arbury Park in the 1950s and every year we have a guest of honour to lay a chaplet or wreath on behalf of the Fellowship.
There are usually 15 or 16 groups from the area who lay a wreath. The Mayor of the Borough will lay a wreath on behalf of the residents of the borough.
The event includes some readings from or about George Eliot appropriate to the occasion and the whole event lasts about 40 minutes. We then repair to Nuneaton Museum for tea and cakes.
The guest of honour for 2018 is Brenda Evans. Brenda has been a stalwart member of the Fellowship for several decades and was one of only a small handful who were also at the unveiling of the Westminster Abbey plaque in Poets' Corner in 1980. Since then she has been a committee member, and still goes out giving talks about George Eliot. Sheorganises the twice-yearly Reading group sessions in March and September. This is the Fellowship's way of saying thank you to Brenda.