& Photos: Hundreds at Burnham-On-Sea Remembrance Parade
of people attended Burnham-On-Sea's Remembrance Day ceremony on
Sunday to honour those local people who have died in conflicts.
Royal British Legion organised the ceremony, which was watched by
a record turnout of residents at the town's War Memorial in Love
took place beforehand along Burnham-On-Sea's High Street, as shown
in the video above, featuring 245 people of all ages from local
by the Mayor Cllr Michael Clarke, they marched from Burnham's Pier
Street car park through the town centre to the War Memorial.
ceremony was led by Rev Graham Witts, Vicar of Burnham-On-Sea, and
saw scores of dignitaries lay wreaths on behalf of local groups.
minutes' silence was held at exactly 11am followed by the playing
of the Last Post by trumpeter Joe Storar, followed by pipe music
by piper Gavin Utting.
ceremony was held in bright, sunny conditions and finished with
the crowds singing the National Anthem.
Mayor told Burnham-On-Sea.com afterwards: "It was wonderful
that there was such a marvellous turnout on such an important day
for the town."
was great to see the parade so well represented - it was held through
the High Street for the first time and this worked well."