Remembrance in Bexhill: Hundreds turn out for service commemorating Armistice 100

Hundreds of people gathered on Bexhill seafront to mark Remembrance Sunday and the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.

Huge crowds gathered around the town’s War Memorial on Sunday morning (November 11) to observe a poignant service and two-minute silence.

Remembrance Day service in Bexhill. Photo by Colin Bowdery. SUS-181211-115843001

Remembrance Day service in Bexhill. Photo by Colin Bowdery. SUS-181211-115843001

The day before, on Saturday, a special ceremony was held to inaugurate and bless four statues, which are positioned next to the War Memorial.

The Tommy memorials, part of the national There But Not There campaign, were the idea of resident Les Cook, who raised enough money to fund five memorials – four in Bexhill and one in Little Common.

See Friday’s Bexhill Observer for pictures and full reaction.

Slideshow photos by Margaret Garcia.

Bexhill Remembrance Sunday. Photo by Margaret Garcia SUS-181111-155032001

Bexhill Remembrance Sunday. Photo by Margaret Garcia SUS-181111-155032001

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