Remembrance 2018: Long Melford pays tribute to fallen
- Credit: Archant
Hundreds of people in Long Melford paid tribute to those who lost their lives at war with poignant commemorations in the village.
The Long Melford Remembrance Day parade began at 10am at Chemist Lane and was led by the award-winning band of 295 Squadron Witham and Rivenhall air cadets, and featured Sudbury Army Cadet Force and Sudbury Air Training Corps, representatives from USAF Lakenheath, and many other local organisations.
Around 1,000 people also attended a service on Sunday evening, conducted by Reverend Matthew Lawson, around the newly installed beacon on the village green – which was lit as part of the national ‘Battle’s Over’ tribute.
The Last Post was also played, and the Holy Trinity Church bells were sounded to end the commemorations.
John Nunn, district and parish councillor, said: “Thank you to all who helped to make this event happen, the day’s commemorations ended with the ‘Battles Over’ service and lighting of the Beacon on the green.
You may also want to watch:
“My thanks to the Hyde Parker family, Holy Trinity Church and bell ringers, the Reverend Matthew Lawson, Long Melford Parish Council, the staff and pupils of Long Melford Primary School, Long Melford Silver Band, the fire brigade, Rob and Jake Simpson, and to all who attended in remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.”
- 1 Matchday Recap: Town close out game to secure big win
- 2 Cook proud of players after Town hold on for elusive first win
- 3 A14 blocked after three vehicle crash
- 4 Ratings: How the Ipswich Town players performed in their 1-0 Lincoln win
- 5 Major Lowestoft road partially closed due to police incident
- 6 Lincoln City 0-1 Ipswich Town: Bonne does the business as Blues earn first win
- 7 Watch Town CEO Ashton wildly celebrate Lincoln win with Town fans
- 8 Soul-searching, an unleashing and the enemy within - Town travel to Lincoln in search of a win
- 10 Yellow weather warning for heavy rain issued for parts of Suffolk