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The Borough Remembers

Published on Monday, 12th November 2018

Rememberance Day 2018

Sunday was a reflective day for us all as we came together to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

At packed Remembrance services across the Borough, the people of Nuneaton and Bedworth joined the rest of the nation in paying their respects to those who had fought and fallen for us in conflicts across the globe.

In Nuneaton, hundreds of people lined the route of the Remembrance Parade from the Town Hall and many hundreds more filled Riversley Park for the service. Wreaths were laid by civic representatives including the Mayor, Cllr Chris Watkins, the Council Leader, Cllr Julie Jackson, and Leader of the Opposition, Cllr Kris Wilson. At the end of the service the Town Crier, Paul Gough proclaimed the “Cry for Peace.

The Bedworth service was marked by a poppy drop, arranged the Bedworth Armistice Day Committee (BADC) in association with the Royal British Legion.

Local groups across the Borough also participated in many individual activities.

Cllr Barry Longden, Armed Forces Covenant representative for the Borough Council said:

“It was a poignant day and I am pleased that so many residents were able to pay their respects, including many children and young people. Our remembrance events bring everyone together, making us all part of the Borough’s past, present and future.”

Special poppy wreaths were commissioned by the Mayor and displayed on the Town Hall to mark the centenary of the Armistice. He said:

“Remembrance is always a humbling occasion but this year was especially moving, being one hundred years since the end of World War One.

“The special wreaths looked beautiful and I am grateful to the recently re-formed Nuneaton Lions who generously paid for them and to Willows Florist for doing such an excellent job in creating them.”