Chairman of Uckfield branch of the Royal British Legion, Joe Spicer, salutes after placing a wreath on Uckfield war memorial during the 11-11-11 Act of Remembrance

REMEMBRANCE: 11-11-11 ceremony in Uckfield

A short Act of Remembrance was held this morning (November 11) at Uckfield War Memorial.

Members of the Royal British Legion, civic leaders and a small group of townspeople stood in the rain as a maroon signalled the start of two minutes’ silence, 99 years after the guns fell silent on the Western Front and World War One came to an end.

The 11-11-11 ceremony was led by the Rector of Holy Cross Church, Father John Wall.

Father John Wall leading the Axct of Remembrance on the 99th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the fighting in World War One

Father John Wall leading the Act of Remembrance on the 99th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the fighting in World War One

A poppy wreath was placed on the memorial by the chairman of the Uckfield branch of the Royal British Legion, Joe Spicer.

The Mayor of Uckfield, Cllr Louise Eastwood, was at the ceremony, along with other town councillors, including Cllr Diane Ward, who is the town’s Poppy Organiser.

Sheltering from the rain . . . before the start of Uckfield's Act of Remembrance this morning

Sheltering from the rain . . . before the start of Uckfield’s Act of Remembrance this morning

Traffic in Church Street halted during ceremony and some drivers stood beside their cars to observe the silence.

Poppy collectors, including members of Uckfield ATC, are lining the High Street this morning.

A number of shops also marked the two minutes’ silence.

Details of other remembrance events

Appeal box stolen

Uckfield Poppy Appeal organiser Diane Ward has reported this morning that a Poppy appeal box has been stolen from Holy Cross Church.

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