11 Nov 2018

Remembrance Sunday

It is 100 years since the end of the Great War. Over the past week Garstang has been covered in poppies and a beautiful knitted flow of poppies coming down from the Market Cross outside The Royal Oak.

This morning we all met on the High Street car park and walked down the High Street in a parade to St Thomas Church, where a special service was held, we then went to the war memorial where we laid our wreaths. A Tommy/there but not there statue, which David Brewin has been fundraising for has now been placed outside The Arts Center and myself, David Brewin & the Sharples family unveiled the statue, a 2 minute silence was held here.

In the evening, the town council held a  Beacons of Light ceremony to commemorate the end of WW1, a very talented local girl Elizabeth Singleton, led the singing of war time songs, readings were read out and then the lighting of the beacon happened at 7pm.

Following on and rounding off Remembrance Sunday perfectly, I went to listen to Local historian Paul Smith illustrated talk at St Thomas’ Hall at 7-30pm, this chap is incredible with his knowledge, such an interesting talk.

What a special day we have had here in Garstang, its days like this I feel especially blessed to live in such a wonderful town.

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