World War One Centenary: Little Common honours the fallen on Remembrance Day

Little Common fell silent on Sunday in honour of all those who have lost their lives in conflict.

Scores of people turned out to mark Remembrance Sunday and the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, on November 11, 2018.

Little Common Remembrance. Photo by Derek Canty SUS-181211-100543001

Little Common Remembrance. Photo by Derek Canty SUS-181211-100543001

The day started with parade from the Royal British Legion Club at about 10.30am, ahead of the Remembrance service at St Mark’s Parish Church at 11am.

At noon, the parade made its way to the War Memorial for the wreath laying service, attended by Bexhill MP Huw Merriman and representatives from many local organisations.

The day before, on Saturday (November 10), a special ceremony was held to inaugurate and bless a Tommy statue, positioned next to the War Memorial on Little Common roundabout.

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

Also on Saturday, the British Legion (Poppy Club) in Little Common unveiled a plaque to commemorate the Centenary anniversary. The club also had some entertainment in the evening, with local singer Samantha Hallam (aka Sammylou) singing a selection of wartime favourites.

See Friday’s Bexhill Observer for more reaction and photos.

Photographs by Derek Canty.

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