and Highbridge fall silent for Armistice
of residents in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge took part in poignant
ceremonies to mark Armistice Day and commemorate the anniversary
of the end of World War One on Friday (November 11th).
traditional two-minute silence at 11am marked the time when hostilities
ended in 1918.
was observed in Burnham's Pier Street, pictured here, where
the town flag was lowered during a special ceremony, led by Rev
was attended by Royal British Legion members and the town's Mayor
and Mayoress Michael and Maria Clarke, plus Burnham's MP James Heappey.
silence, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, represents
the moment when all guns stopped at the end of World War I.
War Memorial Trustees also held a service of remembrance besides
the town's Memorial Garden at Southwell House, conducted by local
of children from Churchfield School attended the service. They arrived
early and began by picking up litter and tidying the plant beds
then they assembled ready for the service.
pupils read poetry about the loss and anguish of those waiting at
home and the suffering of the soldiers on the front line.
children presented themselves as dignified and mature beyond their
years," said Cll Janet Keen. "Their whole presentation
was the greatest credit to the school, their families and above
all, to themselves. Congratulations to each one and deep thanks
just for being there. We are all very proud of you."
of the Highbridge War Memorial Trust were also thanked for their
hospitality after the service, offering hot soup and drinks.
The ceremony in Burnham-On-Sea on Friday (photos Mo Hunt)