THIS year’s Remembrance Sunday service has been hailed a ‘heart-warming’ success after the event was attended by hundreds of people.
The annual parade was cancelled this year due to the roadworks in the town but hundreds still turned up on Sunday 9th November, for the service at the Edward Street war memorial.
The service was led by Rev. Jonathan Burke and included a two-minute silence, hymns, and the laying of wreaths by local organisations. A two-minute silence and short service was also held at the memorial on Tuesday 11th November.
The Westbury branch of the Royal British Legion hope to have raised a significant sum for the Poppy Appeal over the Remembrance period.
Mary Kneen, chair of the branch, said, “We would like to say a huge thank you, to everyone who attended our Remembrance service.
“As always, the people of Westbury did their town proud. It was a bright sunny crisp morning and it was heart-warming to look out over the crowd.
“We had more people wanting to lay a wreath and our refurbished war memorial looked lovely with all the wreaths in front.
“It is heartening to see the young people laying wreaths on behalf of their clubs and organisations. One gentleman came forward with his little grandson to lay a wreath and that was really touching.
“We are always looking for new members so come and join us.”