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Remembrance Sunday in Elmhurst Park
Updated: Nov 11, 2020
Fr Nigel took part in the act of remembrance and our churchwarden Barbara laid a wreath on behalf of Churches Together in Woodbridge and Melton. Barbara has written a brief account of the ceremony - it was a well organised event with piped music and chairs to distance us 2 metres apart. There were 3 standard bearers who marched in at 10.57am to the Military band music. The rector opened with “Let us remember them before God---------- and RBL President said “They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old-------“ 11.00 first maroon fired and last post sounded. 2 minutes silence followed. During the silence I could hear the Curlew on the river otherwise complete silence. 11.02am Second Maroon fired. Reveille sounded and flags raised. Then the laying of the 12 wreaths. The names of the men of Woodbridge who lost their lives in the service of their country in Second world war and conflicts afterwards were read (pre-recorded) by Majorettes. It was lovely to hear young voices reading all the names.
I can only congratulate the RBL and Town Council for organising the event so well during lockdown. Not the usual 1,000 people who are on Market Hill normally. It felt very safe and a few members of the public came but partitioned off at a great distance.