Hundreds pay their respects to the fallen - The Evesham Observer

Hundreds pay their respects to the fallen

Aaron Wise 18th Nov, 2016   0

HUNDREDS of people across Evesham and Pershore commemorated those who fought and died in war at the towns’ annual Remembrance parades.

Members of Evesham Town Council and ex-service personnel gathered at the Town Hall in Market Square on Remembrance Sunday (November 13).

The parade then marched down Bridge Street to the War Memorial via the Crown Courtyard and Abbey Park, led by Avonbank Band and ex-service Standard Bearers.

A two minute silence then took place at the War Memorial, before wreaths were laid by a number of dignitaries.

The Avonbank Band then led the procession to All Saints’ Church for the service, before taking a salute in Vine Street, via Abbot Reginald’s Gateway and Market Square.

Pershore residents lined the streets for the town’s parade which saw those involved march from the Asda car park through the High Street, Broad Street, Church Walk, Church Row and Pershore Abbey, being led by the RAF Cosford Voluntary Band.

Following the annual remembrance service in the Abbey, the parade then returned on the reverse route and there was a salute taken outside the Town Hall by wing commander Philip Sagar, of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force.

A reception was then held at Pershore Working Men’s and Old Comrades Club, where Wing Commander Sagar presented Poppy Appeal certificates to long-serving collectors.

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