Starting from the War Memorial in Cagefoot Lane, the procession took the usual route down the High Street and along Church Street to St. Peter's Church. The band was followed by the Standard bearers, the clergy and churchwardens, ex-servicemen, members of the Parish Council, the Fire Brigade and Police, the Scouts and Guides, plus representatives of St. Peter's school and local community organisations.

Rev'd Paul Doick led the service in St. Peter's Church in front of a full congregation. Rev'd Harriet Neale-Stevens gave the address on the subject of 'silence' and the inner turmoil that outward silence can sometimes bring. Cllr. Mike Morgan read aloud the list of the fallen from the two World Wars before the sounding of the Last Post and the Two Minutes Silence.

The procession then returned to the War Memorial where a sizeable crowd had assembled for Act of Remembrance, once more including the Last Post and Two Minutes Silence, followed by the laying of wreaths.

At an equally well-respected, if somewhat shorter, ceremony the exact anniversary of the  Armistice was duly recognised at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month. Traffiic was briefly halted while a 2 minute silence was observed, followed by the laying of a wreath.

(picture courtesy of Kenneth Mckintosh)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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