Remembrance Day 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020
The Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 08 November 2020 at the Cemetery on Cobbs Lane, looked a little different this year due to the Pandemic.
The Government restrictions during lockdown meant the Churches in Wollaston were represented. 6 Councillors from Wollaston Parish Council took part to read the names of the fallen and the Salvation Army were present with a brass instrument player to play The Last Post which was very poignant.
The Churches, Parish Council, WI and other organisations from around the village laid wreaths and crosses and a stone were placed at a later date for those to be remembered by loved ones.
The event will begin was only 10 minutes long with a short reading from Retired Col Mr Kerry Woodrow and ex-Councillor on the Parish Council. A 2 minute silence will followed at 11am with the Church bells being rung by the Tower Captain, Mrs Rose.
A QR code and book for track and trace purposes together with risk assessment and hand sanitiser were in place to ensure safety from the virus.
Members of the public attended and respected the social distancing rule, with a representative from the armed forces and another a resident from the village.
Donations of £19.44 were received and will be sent to BLESMA this year. The Parish Council are hoping to add to the fund before a cheque is sent off in December.
Thank you to those who attended and all those residents who stood at their door step or out in the street to remember those we have lost for our freedom today.
Our previous Remembrance Day Parade took place on Sunday 10 November 2019 and was well attended by representatives from the local Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Scouts and residents and visitors to the village. Thank you to those who attended. £219.64 was collected to be split between The Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes this year. Poppy Wreaths were placed at the memorial in memory of those who gave and continue to give their lives for peace and freedom.