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

 


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