PEOPLE in Westbury turned out in their hundreds on Remembrance Sunday to honour those who have lost their lives and suffered injuries in conflict.
A parade gathered at the Warminster Road car park and, led by Trowbridge Youth Band, marched along Warminster Road, Haynes Road, and into the High Street. The procession stopped at the war memorial, where a large group had gathered to pay their respects.
Despite a downpour of rain, young and old stood firm for a short service, led by the Rev Jonathan Burke and Rev Jennifer Totney with Mary Kneen, chair of the Westbury branch of the Royal British Legion. After the Last Post was performed, all present observed the silence at 11.00am.
Wreaths were then laid by representatives from groups and organisations, including Westbury Town Council, Wiltshire Council, Royal British Legion, cadet groups, Scouting and Guiding groups alongside many others.
The parade was led by parade marshall Alan Smith and the Trowbridge Youth Band, who also provided music for the hymns.
Eddie Bridges, president of the Westbury branch of the Royal British Legion said, “I thought it was very good considering the weather. We had a good turnout and I don’t think the weather could dampen anything.
“We gave out around 450 song sheets, all the ones we had went.
“I think a lot of people really really want to pay their respects. I was selling poppies on Thursday (11th November) morning and I know places observed the silence. People are taking it seriously.”
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