The Fallen were remembered in a pared back Remembrance service at Uckfield War Memorial yesterday (November 11).
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.
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.
The service of Remembrance was led the Rector of Uckfield, Father John Wall.
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.
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