West Moors Remembrance Day Service

Remembrance Day Service in West MoorsFriends and families throughout the region joined together with the armed forces, dignitaries, clubs, societies and other organisations to offer their respects during the Remembrance Day services held in towns and villages on Sunday, 10 November.

In West Moors, part of Station Road was closed to allow hundreds to gather at the Memorial in safety.

Although the service didn’t run quite as smoothly as in previous years, the first to lay a wreath was chairman of West Moors Parish Council, Cllr Peter Holden followed by the chairman of East Dorset District Council, Cllr Malcolm Birr.

Our photographs also include veteran Tim Hamlett, the membership secretary of West Moors Horticultural Society who laid a wreath on behalf of the society pictured alongside Roger Long, chairman of West Moors Home Watch with the neighbourhood wreath.

Veteran, Alan Hall is pictured placing a cross in memory of two soldiers from the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, (now merged with the Rifles), who lost their lives in Afghanistan last year. Alan, who left active service more than ten years ago, said he wanted to remember them on behalf of the regiment.

Also caught on camera is mags4dorset’s director Ben Pulford with his partner Bee from Thailand. It was Bee’s first experience of a Remembrance Day service and parade.

For a video of the parade, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGGZC3tKUWA

West Moors memorial

 

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