12, 2017 Video
& Photos: Hundreds at Burnham-On-Sea Remembrance Parade
of people attended Burnham-On-Sea's Remembrance Day ceremony to
honour those local people who have died in conflicts.
Royal British Legion organised Sunday's ceremony, which was watched
by a record turnout of residents besides the town's War Memorial
in Love Lane.
took place beforehand along Burnham-On-Sea's High Street, as shown
here, featuring over 300 people of all ages from local community
by the Mayor Cllr Bill Hancock, they marched from Burnham's Pier
Street car park through the town centre to the War Memorial.
ceremony was led by Rev Ken Brown, Burnham Hospital Chaplain and
Padre of the air cadet corps, and saw scores of dignitaries lay
wreaths, including Burnham-On-Sea's MP James Heappey.
minutes' silence was held at exactly 11am followed by the playing
of the Last Post by trumpeter Joe Storar.
ceremony was held in bright and breezy conditions and finished with
the crowds singing the National Anthem.
Bill Hancock told Burnham-On-Sea.com afterwards: "What a fantastic
turnout - the town has done itself proud. I was especially pleased
to see so many young people taking part. John and Ruth Crosby, the
organisers, are to be congratulated for such a successful event."
Crosby, Vice Chairman at Burnham's branch of the British Legion,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am so pleased with how it went
after months of planning. There was great co-ordination from so
many different people to make it a success. Thanks to every who
came along, and also a special thank you to the carnival club for
overseeing the road closures."
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