Laindon War memorial - Remembrance Sunday November 2020

Although the 3pm Remembrance Day service on the 8 November at the Laindon War Memorial was cancelled due the current situation. It was a pleasant surprise that a number of people did go down to the memorial and laid poppy wreaths in memory of our fallen heroes.
It would appear that a group of around twelve attended the memorial at 11am with wreaths being laid by a member the RNA and of the Harlow British legion. The Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillor Davies attended later on their own and laid wreaths. Then at 3pm a group of around twenty assembled and Reverend Andrei Petrine from St Nicholas Church held an impromptu short service which was appreciated by those there as it was unexpected. Police were in attendance and social distancing was observed. Wreaths were laid by representatives of St Nicholas Church, Swan Housing, Laindon and District Community Archive, Grand Lodge of Essex, John Baron M.P., Basildon Twinning Association, Labour Party, Jeff Henry for the Conservative Party and the Police.
At some later time, children from Lincewood School laid wreaths and there were some personal wreaths.
Let’s just hope that next year we can return to normally and have an organized remembrance service where many more can attend.
Kohima Epitaph:
When you go home, tell them of us and say:
For your tomorrow we gave our today,

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