Uckfield Remembrance Parade makes its way up High Street to Holy Cross Church.

Remembrance in Uckfield

A service of Remembrance was held at Holy Cross Church, in Uckfield, this afternoon following a parade through town.

The parade left out of Luxford Field Car Park via Civic Approach and headed up High Street to turn left into Church Road.

The service was followed by the laying of wreaths at the war memorial in Holy Cross grounds and the playing of the Last Post.

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The parade was then due to reform and return to Luxford Field Car Park via Library Way where Uckfield Mayor Cllr Spike Mayhew was to take the salute.

There was another short service at 11am today, and firing of maroons, at the war memorial.

At the other end of town in the grounds of the Highlands Inn a service was held at the memorial of World War 2 Belgian pilot Eugene Seghers who died when a V1 flying bomb blew up as he steered it away from crashing on Uckfield.

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This evening a beacon is to be lit at the Victoria Pleasure Ground to mark 100 years since the end of World War 1.

All are invited to attend. Torches will be dipped at 6.40 to remember The Fallen of World War 1. The Last Post will sound at 6.55pm and the beacon lit at 7pm.

Five minutes later the bells of Holy Cross Church will ring out joining more than 1,000 cathedrals and churches in a celebration of peace.

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• A Remembrance Exhibition is due to take place at Bridge Cottage from tomorrow, Monday, November 12, to Saturday, November 17.

It will feature local people from World War 1, and a cascade of poppies and will be open from 10am to 3pm.

See also:

Officers march to Remembrance service in Maresfield

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