Published: November 11, 2012
In photos: Remembrance Day service held in Burnham-On-Sea

Hundreds of people attended Burnham-On-Sea's Remembrance Service on Sunday to pay tribute to those who died in the two world wars.

Burnham's MP Tessa Munt and Mayor Ken Smout were among 500 dignitaries, representatives of local groups and residents who gathered at the war memorial for the ceremony and lay wreaths, as pictured.

Two minutes' silence was held at exactly 11am followed by the playing of the Last Post by trumpeter Phil Farr-Cox.

Reverend Eric Petrie led a short service which included the reading of the poem 'In Flanders Fields' by Burnham war veteran Arthur Gilbert.

The service, which was held in bright winter sunshine under blue skies, ended with a recording of the National Anthem. The Burnham branch of The Royal British Legion organised the event.

The flag bearers lowered their standards during the ceremony

MP Tessa Munt laid a wreath during Sunday's service

Arthur Gilbert read the poem 'In Flanders Fields'

Burnham's Mayor and Mayoress with the Mayor's Cadet during the ceremony

The playing of the Last Post was made by trumpeter Phil Farr-Cox

The head teacher of St Andrew's School with a pupil laid a wreath

Burnham's Moose International laid a wreath on behalf of its members

Burnham Coastguard members took part in the ceremony

Members of BARB (Burnham Area Rescue Boat) at Sunday's annual ceremony

Burnham's RNLI lifeboat crewmembers before Sunday's remembrance service

Army cadets from Burnham-On-Sea joined in the service

Burnham's beavers group also attended Sunday's service

Highbridge and Burnham St John Ambulance were also represented

Local Burnham councillors were among those joining in the ceremony

The ceremony was held in memory of those who died at war


Bookmark and Share

Search|Add to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham video news
Watch video highlights of events across Burnham with these video clips. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Photos
Burnham-On-Sea Photos

Photo gallery
Hundreds of photos from events across the Burnham-On-Sea area. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated calendar for what's happening. Click here

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See us on YouTube