SLIDESHOW: Bexhill holds annual Remembrance service

Veterans stood alongside youth organisations to remember the fallen at Bexhill’s Remembrance service on Sunday (November 8).

A parade assembled in Devonshire Square and marched off before arriving at the seafront war memorial where the service was conducted by Reverend Robert Coates.

Remembrance service in Bexhill 2015. Photo by Margaret Garcia.

Remembrance service in Bexhill 2015. Photo by Margaret Garcia.

Service organisations presented their colours before wreaths were laid and The Last Post was played.

Also in attendance was Bexhill mayor, Maurice Watson and Rother District Council’s chairman, Jim Carroll, who laid wreaths.

Len Lawrence, president of Bexhill Royal British Legion (RBL), attended and Ernie Randall, MBE, read the president’s address and exhortation.

Ted King, welfare officer for Bexhill RBL and Poppy Appeal organiser, said more than 900 people took part in this year’s event, with various groups joining in, including Guides, Brownies, Army Cadet Force and Scouts marching alongside veterans.

Members of the public were invited to take part in the parade, which, after the service, marched towards the De La Warr Pavilion, Sackville Road and under the bridge to the town hall.

The Little Common branch of the RBL also held its own service and parade on Sunday.

Members assembled at the RBL Club in Meads Avenue and marched to St Mark’s Church for a Remembrance service, holding the two-minute silence at 11am.

Afterwards the Act of Remembrance was held at the war memorial where wreaths were laid.

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