Hun­dreds gather to re­mem­ber those who were lost

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - REMEMBRANCE -

ON a balmy Novem­ber morn­ing, peo­ple of all ages pa­raded in Che­sham Bois to hon­our those who bravely fought in the World Wars and sub­se­quent con­flicts.

The pa­rade was led by the splen­didly turned out Che­sham All Girls Band, as well as lo­cal Scout groups and Cadets.

Dig­ni­taries from the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion at­tended, while Rev­erend Chris Clare and Lay Min­is­ter Peter Flory spoke to the size­able crowd that had gath­ered.

Che­sham Bois Par­ish Coun­cil chair­man Ray Hart­ley also ad­dressed the crowd, while Mimi Harker, chair of Chiltern Dis­trict Coun­cil, laid a wreath at the me­mo­rial, along with the Girl Guides and Brown­ies.

Dig­ni­taries from the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion at­tended, while Rev­erend Chris Clare and Lay Min­is­ter Peter Flory spoke to the size­able crowd that had gath­ered.

A PA­RADE marched through the cen­tre of Che­sham on Re­mem­brance Sun­day to hon­our the sac­ri­fice of lo­cal sol­diers who gave their lives in bat­tle.

The pa­rade trav­elled from White Hill to the war me­mo­rial in The Broad­way where a short cer­e­mony was car­ried out.

Sev­eral lo­cal dig­ni­taries were in at­ten­dance in­clud­ing Che­sham’s Mayor, Coun­cil­lor Noel Brown.

The cer­e­mony in­cluded peo­ple of all ages and faiths.

Lo­cal Mus­lim lead­ers lay wreaths at the war me­mo­rial, mean­while a size­able con­tin­gent from the lo­cal Brown­ies troupe could also be seen.

Teenagers from the lo­cal Cadet forces also took part in the short cer­e­mony.

One of the vet­er­ans at­tend­ing the pa­rade was 92-year-old Jim Man­ning, sport­ing the sailors hat which he wore dur­ing his time in the Royal Navy aboard HMS Friend­ship in the Sec­ond World War.

Che­sham Boys and Girls Band led the pa­rade and played the bu­gle ahead of the two-minute si­lence.

The vet­er­ans then re­formed their pa­rade and headed to Mar­ket Square, where they in­ter­acted with the pub­lic.

THE vil­lagers of Choles­bury hon­oured two young men from the vil­lage who died 100 years ago in the First World War.

The Re­mem­brance Sun­day ser­vice at Choles­bury Church was led by Peggy Sear and paid par­tic­u­lar thanks to Mark Humphreys, Arthur Ed­wards and their fam­i­lies for their ultimate sac­ri­fice. Par­ish coun­cil sec­re­tary, Hay­ley Lewis, read from the Gospel of St John.

A to­tal of six men from the vil­lage lost their lives dur­ing the con­flict.

Buck­ing­hamshire County Coun­cil­lor Tri­cia Birch­ley paid trib­ute to the men by lay­ing a wreath at the me­mo­rial.

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