Pop­pies laid in ded­i­ca­tion cer­e­mony

Bath Chronicle - - NEWS -

Ahead of Re­mem­brance Sun­day, the an­nual Ded­i­ca­tion of the Field of Re­mem­brance cer­e­mony took place out­side Bath Abbey. War vet­er­ans, armed forces per­son­nel and church lead­ers came to­gether to re­mem­ber those who lost their lives. They took it in turns to lay small wooden crosses and pop­pies in the cross-shaped patch of lawn at the Abbey Church Yard. Sev­eral vis­i­tors and lo­cal peo­ple stopped to watch and lis­ten to prayers for those who had died and those still fight­ing in war zones across the world at the ded­i­ca­tion on Sun­day or­gan­ised by the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion Bath. Larry Coles from Bath Spa Band played the Last Post, fol­lowed by a two-minute si­lence, and a wreath of pop­pies was laid at the head of the me­mo­rial by Ma­jor Roger Evans from the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion. Mayor of Bath Coun­cil­lor Patrick An­ketell-jones, along with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion, other or­gan­i­sa­tions and the church, were all in at­ten­dance. The Sal­va­tion Army band pro­vided the mu­sic dur­ing the ser­vice.

Pic­tures: David Har­grave

Larry Coles played The Last Post while stan­dards were raised and low­ered at the cer­e­mony

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