Remembrance Sunday March Past at the Cenotaph 2020

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  1. Grasmere

    Grasmere Well-Known Member

    No Remembrance Sunday parade at Horwich, Greater Manchester, today, sadly. Cancelled due to Covid-19. Lots of lovely tributes at the War Memorial and surrounding area this afternoon. Photos are attached.

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  2. BrianHall1963

    BrianHall1963 Well-Known Member

    There would of been silent tributes all over the British Isles at every war memorial we can’t be stopped even if some would like us to forget. Our little village has four dead on it from WW2 but villagers turned out .Nice to Swindon doing their bit Owen
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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Harrow nw London


    Wealdstone nw London

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  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Nice to see some of my old haunts there Clive. The Civic Centre car park was the scene of many a game of cricket back in the late 1970s.
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  5. Wobbler

    Wobbler Patron Patron

    I walked down to our War Memorial this morning to observe the Silence and to pay my respects. There were about half a dozen of us there, no ceremony or wreath laying, that having taken place on Sunday.

    The Memorial is on a roundabout, with obvious consequences, but I remember a time when the traffic stopped in this country at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month. Very sadly, not today. I must be getting old...

  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Pinner nw London 11/11/20

  7. Wobbler

    Wobbler Patron Patron

    How remarkable and fitting, Clive, given that Flying Officer Vernon St John, 232 Squadron, whose photograph I saw placed on our Memorial today (see above) is described on his CWGC entry as the “Son of Marie Weiss of Pinner, Middlesex”.


    (From CWGC)
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  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Hello Martin very interesting welldone
    He is not on the high street memorial they are all WW1 casualties
    He is on the church memorial in St John the Baptist

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  9. Wobbler

    Wobbler Patron Patron

    Well, bless my soul, and his, thanks for sharing this.
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  10. BrianHall1963

    BrianHall1963 Well-Known Member

    Blake hill Airfield , Cricklade Wilts



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  11. Grasmere

    Grasmere Well-Known Member

    I love the poppies going around the top of the memorial, a nice touch. I hope they put them up when there wasn't too much traffic (if it is busy normally)! It would be nice if the custom of stopping traffic was reinstated, but I suppose people would protest.
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  12. Wobbler

    Wobbler Patron Patron

    You can certainly imagine the grumbles coming in, can’t you. Everyone in a hurry nowadays! The traffic is stopped by the police on Remembrance Sunday, as you would expect given the road is to be occupied by the crowd, but not on a Monday-Saturday 11th.

    T’is a nice touch, isn’t it. We had strong winds and lashing rain here last night, so I hope the Memorial still looks today as it looked yesterday, especially given that the rather charming small pot (never seen that before but it did “grab” me) and, of course, the photograph were not secured.
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  13. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Metropolitan Tube Train with Poppy

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  14. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Royal Liver Building Liverpool illuminated red for Armistice Day 2020
  15. BrianHall1963

    BrianHall1963 Well-Known Member

    Even the Blue side of the city would agree all red for the day
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  16. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    The image posted by Wobbler along with a Headstone Photo from

    1° Institute
    “ M. BARTOLO “
    © 2009


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  17. Wobbler

    Wobbler Patron Patron

    Thank you.

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