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After the Armistice, Marlborough's ceremony of Remembrance

Barn Street War Memorial after today's ceremonyBarn Street War Memorial after today's ceremonyAgainst a chill North wind with occasional bouts of light drizzle Mayor Mervyn Hall led today's (Sunday 12 November) wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial adjacent to the Barn St roundabout.

 

The Civic Party proceed along the High Street for the InspectionThe Civic Party proceed along the High Street for the InspectionHe was followed by Claire Perry MP, Councillor Stewart Dobson, laying a wreath on behalf of Wiltshire Council, Lt Col Puxley of 4MI laying a wreath on behalf of the Battalion and then by representatives of Marlborough's many institutions, each respecting the day with their own act of Remembrance.

 

The Ceremony commenced in the High Street where the Mayor inspected the troops of 4MI Battalion before being led by Phoenix Brass along the High Street, past the Town Hall to the Barn Street War Memorial.

 

The prayers and short address were conducted by the Revd Canon Andrew Studdert-Kennedy, and Alec Light, Branch Chairman of Marlborugh British Legion gave the exhortation.  The Ceremony concluded with a service at St Mary's Church.

 

Pictures below are of each of the wreaths being laid, click on any pic to enlarge and if digital copies of any are required please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and give the caption of the pic to identify.

 

Mayor Councillor Mervyn Hall inspects the troops of 4MI BattalionMayor Councillor Mervyn Hall inspects the troops of 4MI BattalionRainbow Lined up on Parade in the High Street for inspection by the Town MayorRainbow Lined up on Parade in the High Street for inspection by the Town MayorProcession marches down Barn StProcession marches down Barn StMayor Mervyn Hall lays the first wreath on behalf of the Marlborough Town CouncilMayor Mervyn Hall lays the first wreath on behalf of the Marlborough Town CouncilClaire Perry MPClaire Perry MPCouncillor Stewart Dobson layes wreath on behalf of Wiltshire County CouncilCouncillor Stewart Dobson layes wreath on behalf of Wiltshire County CouncilLt Col Puxley of 4MILt Col Puxley of 4MIRoyal British LegionRoyal British LegionGordon Swinton lays wreath on behalf of the Royal Navy AssociationGordon Swinton lays wreath on behalf of the Royal Navy AssociationThe Wiltshire RegimentThe Wiltshire RegimentArmy CadetsArmy CadetsMarlborough College Combined Cadet Force CCFMarlborough College Combined Cadet Force CCFAir Training CorpsAir Training CorpsWiltshire ConstabularyWiltshire ConstabularyDorset and Wilts Fire and RescueDorset and Wilts Fire and RescueRotary Club InternationalRotary Club InternationalPhoenix BrassPhoenix BrassMarlborough ScoutsMarlborough ScoutsMarlborough BrowniesMarlborough BrowniesRainbowRainbowLodge of LoyaltyLodge of LoyaltyDan Claridge on behalf of the Funeral DirectorsDan Claridge on behalf of the Funeral DirectorsTim Painter on behalf of Wiltshire Ambulance ServiceTim Painter on behalf of Wiltshire Ambulance Service

 

 

 

 

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