ACTS OF REMEMBRANCE - Malvern pays tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice - The Malvern Observer

ACTS OF REMEMBRANCE - Malvern pays tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Malvern Editorial 13th Nov, 2023   0

THE PEOPLE of Malvern gathered this Remembrance weekend to pay tribute to those who gave their lives in conflict.

Services of Remembrance were held all across the region on Armistice Day (Saturday, November 11) and Remembrance Sunday (November 12).

Across the district, our Armed Forces marched, wreath’s were laid by dignitaries, and church services were held all in an act of reflection and respect for veterans and those currently fighting in conflicts around the world.

In Upton-upon-Severn, there were wreath laying and flag-raising ceremonies by the William Tennant Memorial and Memorial Hall on Armistice Day and on Remembrance Sunday a parade marched from New Street to St Peter and St Paul’s Church.

After the church service, the parade headed back down to the War Memorial in Lower High Street for further reflection.

In Tenbury Wells, the town’s Royal British Legion Choir presented the Poppy Concert at St Mary’s Church on Friday, November 10. The concert also featured the Tenbury Guitar Group and Tenbury and Burford Primary School Choir.

On Remembrance Sunday, the Tenbury Wells parade left from Tesco and headed down to St Mary’s Church ahead of the wreath laying and church services. Followed by refreshments in the Regal Studio.

In Great Malvern, a Civic Service was held at the town’s Priory on Armistice Day before the Priory Church held the Remembrance Sunday service. The marching parade started outside the post office before heading down to Church Street and into the Grounds of the library.

Moving two-minutes silences were observed across the district as flags were raised and lowered in tune with war-time songs, The Last Post and the National Anthem.

The Great Malvern Library War Memorial was adorned with countless poppy wreaths in honour of the fallen.


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