Friday, 24 November 2017

Bumper crowd joins dignitaries in marking Armistice Day

Bumper crowd joins dignitaries in marking Armistice Day

MORE than 200 people attended an act of remembrance on the steps of Henley town hall on Friday to mark Armistice Day.

The ceremony was conducted by members of the Henley and Peppard branch of the Royal British Legion and attended by Henley Mayor Julian Brookes and Deputy Mayor Will Hamilton.

Branch chairman John Green and standard bearer Brian Hughes lowered and raised the standard while trumpeter Stuart Henderson played the Last Post and Reveille.

A two-minute silence was observed before Brig Malcolm Page, branch president, delivered the Ode of Remembrance and thanked the spectators.

Also present were town councillors Martin Akehurst and Lorraine Hillier, town clerk Janet Wheeler, town sergeant Cliff Austin and Mike Willoughby, founder of the Lest We Forget remembrance project.

Mr Willoughby, from Woodcote, said: “This was the anniversary of the exact moment the guns fell silent. It was an amazing morning and the turnout was incredible — it’s the most people I’ve seen in all the years I’ve been attending.”

More News:

Latest video from

VIDEO: Henley children honour war dead
 

POLL: Have your say