Montgomery Remembers

Montgomery Remembers

10th, 11th & 14th November 2021

This year's commemorations were marked by four Remembrance events across three days. After restrictions in 2020, the community could again come together in 2021 and to remember those of Town and County, and those known to some personally, who had died in the Great Wars and subsequent wars and conflicts for their country. 

 

After once again supporting the Poppy Appeal in raising money buying poppies, on Wednesday 10th November, children from Montgomery Church in Wales School also helped in remembering those of the town who fell in the two World Wars.

At a moving ceremony attended by Mayor Jill Kibble, Revd. Mary Turnock, and ex-servicemen Captain Paul Hodgson, 13th/18th Royal Hussars and Commander Michael Jordan RN, the school children mustered at the Garden of Remembrance to place 34 small wooden Memorial Crosses.

 

On 11th November, 52 children from Montgomery Church in Wales School attended the Armistice Day service led by Revd Stephen Hayes, to witness the two minutes’ silence when John Proctor, formerly of the Royal Highland Regiment, played The Last Post and Reveille. Montgomery ex-servicemen were joined by Mayor, Cllr Jill Kibble, and other Town Councillors.

 

 

 

For the first time in two years, the town was able to hold its Remembrance Sunday Parade. The parade comprised veterans; Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers with their standards; the Trefoil Guild; Freemen of Montgomery; the Clergy; the Fire Service; the Sergeants at Mace, members of the Town Council, the County Councillor and Town Clerk. With flags and standards, and beautiful sunshine, they marched from Broad Street down Arthur Street to the Garden of Remembrance and War Memorial, led by the Parade Marshall, Sue Blower. The Service of Remembrance was streamed onto the Montgomery Wales Facebook page to enable those unable to attend to join the ceremony from a distance.

 

On a beautiful autumnal late afternoon, people from Montgomery made their way up Town Hill for a short Service of Remembrance held at the Montgomeryshire County War Memorial. The County Councillor and Mayor laid memorial wreaths for the County and Town respectively. Revd. Stephen Hayes led prayers, with the Exhortation from Laurence Binyon’s 1914 poem “For the Fallen” read by Michael Jordan, the Kohima Epitaph spoken by Chris Boundy, and Nikki Pugh again sounding The Last Post and Reveille.

 

Photographs from the 3 main events can be found from the links above on the menu. As with the previous year, a live stream was also recorded and can be viewed by cicking on the link below.

Click here to visit our live stream video page if you missed the main feed on Sunday the 14th November