20th Nov, 2017

Hundreds turn out in Malvern for Remembrance Sunday service

Malvern Editorial 13th Nov, 2017 Updated: 13th Nov, 2017

HUNDREDS of people filled the streets of Malvern on Remembrance Sunday to pay their respects for those who had lost their lives in the two World Wars and other conflicts.

Led by the Malvern Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade, the parade, which started at Graham Road by the Pembridge Hotel, featured a number of stands, former servicemen and women as well as representatives from West Mercia Police, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, the Sea Cadets, Air Cadets and Army Cadets, the Young Firefighters and other organisations.

At 2pm councillors, civic dignatries and guests arrived on the Malvern Library forecourt and wreath layers gathered on the path leading to the War Memorial.

The service started at 2.15pm and included prayers and grace led by the clergy from Malvern Methodist Churches.

The Last Post was also played by the Malvern Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade Band and there was a one-minute silence, the Reveille, the Kohima Epitaph and the laying of wreaths.

The ceremony concluded at 2.45pm in the library grounds when the parade set off for Malvern Priory for a service which started at 3pm.

This service featured a two-minute silence and playing of the Last Post and Reveille.

At 3.45pm the parade gathered between the Abbey Archway at the front of the town’s post office before marching along Church Street, giving a salute to Malvern’s Mayor Coun Cynthia Palmer at 4pm en route to Priory Drive.

Coun Palmer then concluded the proceedings by addressing the huge audience and thanking the parade and youth groups for a special service.

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