This morning at Spalding Cemetery we remembered Brian Fowler with Matthew and Jenna, (Matthew is the same age as Brian when he had the accident and is a pupil at the Alvey), Mr and Mrs Hall (Mr Hall is in the RAF, as was Brian's Dad Horace), Linden Secker (who 'found' the grave), Mrs Mason (our History Co-ordinator), Bob Snowden (who witnessed the accident in 1946) and his daughter Julia along with Sarah Willoughby (Brian's niece) and Jan Jackson (Brian's best friend). Matthew laid a special stone on Brian's grave on behalf of Bob, who told us how he remembered the lead up to the accident and it's subsequent impact on his life.
Rest in peace Brian.
I Did Not Die
Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn’s rain, when you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die.
I did not know you but will not forget. I sit with you in lessons and think what you had been. You are the pencil on my desk , the poppies on the bank, you are the footsteps I now tread, living still in school and never never dead.