Published:
November 9, 2014
Video & Photos: Burnham-On-Sea Remembrance Day ceremony



Hundreds of people attended Burnham-On-Sea's Remembrance Service on Sunday to pay tribute to those who have died in conflicts.

Burnham's re-launched Royal British Legion organised the ceremony at the town's War Memorial in Love Lane, with a parade beforehand.

The parade - with over 150 people, including many children - headed from Oxford Street to Burnham's War Memorial, where the poignant ceremony took place.

Burnham's Mayor Martin Cox was among the dignitaries laying wreaths, along with representatives from local councils and groups.

Two minutes' silence was held at exactly 11am followed by the playing of the Last Post and pipe music from piper Gaving Utting.

The ceremony, which was held in cold but dry conditions, ended with the singing of the National Anthem.

The parade was led by Mike Mansfield, right, and a reading was recited by Neville Jones. Organiser Gaynor Brown, from Burnham Poppy Appeal, also read a poem, In Flanders Fields.

The Mayor told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was great to see such a good turnout for such an important day."

"I think the new team at the British Legion did very well to organise such a successful event and it was also great to see the parade through town returning after a break of several years."

Also see our coverage of the Highbridge ceremony

 


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