The actual Remembrance Day Service held in the Town Centre was the best attended I have ever seen with around 500 people paying the 11th November homage to those who have died serving our country. The TA was represented by a contingent from the REME along with British Legion personnel and Town Band Bugler. The Service was conducted by Methodist Minister Andrew Bryer. Our Town Mayor was present along with County and Town Councillors. This Service is held each year and precedes the big Parade on the following Sunday at St. Clare’s Church with our Town Band, soldiers, cadets, uniformed organisations and past servicemen and women. The one disappointing factor in this 10 minute ceremony was the ignorance of some people who continued to shop while the Service was on, walking around as though it was of no concern to them. It must have been obvious as prayers were said, flags lowered, the Last Post played and two minutes silence observed, but these few people carried on regardless of this solemn occasion..


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