Remembrance Sunday at Crewe

Photographs from a packed Memorial Square in Crewe for Remembrance Sunday.

Chris Cadman laying a wreath on behalf of The Cat 107.9 FM

 

Malcolm Bowyer, Barbara Smith (British Legion)
Mayor of Crewe Benn Minshall
PCSO Penny Probin, Mark Mountford, PCSO Marta Kokot

The Remembrance Sunday parade and service in Crewe took place on the morning of Sunday 10th November 2019.

There was a parade through the town to Memorial Square led by Crewe Brass with Cheshire Drums & Bugles, followed by dozens of local cadets from the RAF, Army, Police, Fire and Sea Cadets plus local Scout groups, the Red Cross and a contingent from The Royal British Legion.

The Parade Marshall was Frank Evanson, and the service was led by the Reverend Ken Sambrook, with a Bible reading from Councillor Benn Minshall, Mayor of Crewe. There was the sounding of the Last Post, a two minute silence, and hymns.

During the ceremony civic dignitaries, ex-servicemen and women, members of local armed forces regular and reserve units as well as local organisations, groups and schools placed wreaths at Crewe War Memorial.

The event commemorates the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts such as the Falklands War, the Gulf War, and other conflicts such as those in Afghanistan and Iraq.

This year marks 100 years since the first two-minute silence was observed to mark Armistice Day on 11 November 1919.

 

Photographs: Bohdan Panczyszyn (The Cat 107.9FM) and Jonathan White

Article: Jonathan White