Our Remembrance Day service this year was a special one, not least because it was the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1, but because we were joined by governor Vanessa Richards who spoke about the charity Remembered, of which she is a Trustee.
She gave a moving speech about the There But Not There project, which aims to place a representative figure for every name on local war memorials around the country, into their place of worship, their school, their workplace or wherever their absence was keenly felt. Proceeds from the sale of the ‘Tommy’ figures go to various organisations dedicated to helping veterens.
Poems were read by Natasha, Julius and Kate Clanchy, and trumpeter Freddie Meyers from RAM played The Last Post and Reveille. After the two minutes of silence, the choir performed a moving rendition of In Paradisum, led by Choirmaster David Condry.