Day ceremonies to be held in Burnham and Highbridge
Ceremonies will be held in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge today
(Sunday) to mark Remembrance Day.
re-launched Burnham branch of The Royal British Legion is organising
a parade along Oxford Street, followed by a Remembrance Day ceremony
at the town's War Memorial outside Burnham Hospital in Love Lane.
in Highbridge, a service will also take place at St John's Church
at 3pm to include a ceremony at the nearby war memorial.
taking part in Burnham's parade this morning will gather in the
Oxford Street car park at 10.15am. It will set off at 10.30am
and is due to include Burnham's army, air and sea cadets plus
local Scouts, Brownies and Guides plus others.
parade will head to Burnham's War Memorial, arriving at 10.45am,
where a ceremony will be held including a bugler playing The Last
Parade Master for the event will be Mike Mansfield and a reading
will be recited by Neville Jones. Gaynor Brown, from the Burnham
Poppy Appeal, will also be reading a poem.
and Highbridge Mayor Martin Cox will be among the civic dignitaries
attending the events.
Royal British Legion
has been saved from closure in Burnham after dozens of people
came forward to offer their help following an announcement that
it was closing last month, as we reported here.