Poppy wreaths on Uckfield War Memorial

11-11-11 Remembrance service at Uckfield

The 101st anniversary of the end of World War 1 was marked at a short 11-11-11 Remembrance service at the town’s war memorial this morning.

A maroon sounded at 11am to mark the moment the guns fell silent on the Western Front on November 11, 1918.

The service was led by the Rector, Fr John Wall.

Fr John Wall leads the 11-11--11 service at Uckfield war memorial

Fr John Wall leads the 11-11–11 service at Uckfield war memorial

John Gorrie laid a wreath at the memorial, in the grounds of Holy Cross Church, on behalf of the Uckfield branch of the Royal British Legion.

Among those present were the deputy town mayor, Cllr Jackie Love; the town clerk, Holly Goring; other councillors, members of the Royal British Legion, a group of Uckfield firefighters and children  from Holy Cross school.

A small number of townspeople were also present.

See also:

Uckfield Remembrance Sunday parade

Remembrance: Officers march to church through Maresfield Park

Pictures of Maresfield Army Camp (external link)

My war by Betty Turner with Maresfield memories (external link)

The story of Uckfield in World War 1

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How to advertise on UckfieldNews.com

 

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