Remembrance Service

November 8th 10.30am
Evesham Town Hall.

Remembrance Day is one of the most important in the Chairman’s calendar as he represents the people of Wychavon in remembering those killed in the defence of our district and our country. It has become even more important in recent years because we remember those, not only in world war’s one and two but also those conflicts which are going on now, today.
Each year the chairman attends a service in either, Evesham, Droitwich or Pershore. I chose Evesham as it is my ‘home’ area. The other town’s were covered by vice chairman, attending Pershore and immediate past chairman, attending in Droitwich.
This is the first time I have attended when the weather was anything other than dry. In fact it poured but that did not deter us, any of the official parties, or the general public, all paying their respects.

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Mayor of Evesham, Cllr Alan Booth, leads the official party from Evesham Market Square

Picture by Michelle Ludlow

Picture by Michelle Ludlow

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Picture by Michelle Ludlow
Evesham town councillors and civic heads wait for the start, just prior to 11.00am

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Picture by Michelle Ludlow

Picture by Michelle Ludlow
Representatives from our armed forces, emergency services, clubs, societies, charities and organisation, also line and wait in the now torrential rain, for the appointed hour.

Picture by Michelle Ludlow

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One of two sea cadets with rifle barrel upturned, stands statuesque

Picture by Michelle Ludlow

Picture by Michelle Ludlow

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After the short service at the war memorial in Abbey Park, the large number of people walk to All saints Church for a service of remembrance. After that, the Mayor and MP, Peter Luff, take the salute at the march past in High Street.

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Picture by Michelle Ludlow
Following this, the Mayor thanks all those taking part and invites everyone for a hot drink and cake in the Town Hall. A very successful morning

 

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