Hundreds gathered at The Prospect on Sunday, November 11th to remember those who served and died in two World Wars and conflicts since, but to especially mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
Despite a small shower at the start of the service, there was a huge turnout as people paid their respects and watched the Standard Bearers and the local uniformed organisations, led by a piper, parade to The Prospect for the service.
After the Last Post was sounded, and the standards were lowered, the two minute silence was observed, which was then followed by the laying of wreaths by dignitaries, local organisations and members of the public.
In the evening a concert took place at St Mary’s Church before the audience followed the piper to the Prospect for the lighting of the Beacon by Reverend Preb Kay Garlick DL, as part of the Nation’s tribute for ‘Battle’s Over’.
The ladies of Allegra Choir sang again after the Beacon was lit and led the crowds in some wartime songs, while slices of the celebration cake was handed round to the gathered audience.