November 13, 2005
Burnham marks Remembrance Day with ceremony at war memorial

More than 200 dignitaries, former service personnel and representatives from local groups gathered at Burnham-On-Sea’s war memorial on Sunday morning, November 13th, to mark Remembrance Day.

MP David Heathcoat-Amory laying a wreath at Burnham War Memorial on Sunday November 13th 2005In a ceremony led by Rev Graham Witts, wreaths were laid by Burnham MP David Heathcoat-Amory, pictured right, and town Mayor Eric Gill, plus leaders of other groups in the town.

Two minutes’ silence was held at exactly 11am followed by the playing of the Last Post.

A procession then followed along Love Lane to St Andrew’s Church where a service marking the occasion took place. Our photos show the ceremony at the town’s War Memorial.

Several hundred people gathered at the War Memorial for the ceremony

St John Ambulance Divisional Superintendent Keith Gough lays a wreath during the ceremony

Ex service personnel at Sunday's ceremony

Burnham's band near the front of the procession

Cadets taking part in Sunday's procession

Burnham-On-Sea army cadets taking part at Sunday's event

Scouts from Burnham-On-Sea in Sunday's procession

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