Uckfield holds 11-11-11 Act of Remembrance

The Fallen were remembered in a pared back Remembrance service at Uckfield War Memorial yesterday (November 11).

Joe Spicer lays the Poppy wreath watched by Norman Mayer, Town Mayor, Cllr Spike Mayhew and Fr John Wall

A few townspeople, socially distanced, watched from the road and joined the two minutes’ silence at 11am, the time World War 1 ended in 1918.

Wreaths were laid by Uckfield Town Mayor, Cllr Spike Mayhew, and the chairman of the Uckfield branch of the Royal British Legion, Joe Spicer.

Uckfield Town Mayor, Cllr Spike Mayhew, places a Poppy wreath on the war memorial in the grounds of Holy Cross Church

Secretary of the town’s branch of the Legion, Norman Mayer, spoke some words from The Exhortation and the Kohima Epitaph.

Standard bearer was Eric Senior.

Eric Seniior lowers the Royal British Legion Standard

The service of Remembrance was led the Rector of Uckfield, Father John Wall.

Fr John Wall leads the Remembrance service with (from left) Joe Spicer, Norman Mayer and Spike Mayhew

After the service, three Holy Cross school pupils came to the war memorial with headteacher, Cathy Dart, to place their Poppies on behalf of the whole school. Normally a large contingent of children come to the war memorial for the service.

Holy Cross school pupils place Poppies on the war memorial

Covid-19 and the country’s second lockdown led to the cancellation of the usual Remembrance Sunday parade and church service at Holy Cross.

The Armistice Day event was also considerably reduced with fewer civic leaders present and only a handful of local people.

How it usually looks

Fr John Wall  leading an 11-11–11 service  at Uckfield war memorial

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