Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day fall on the same day this year, Sunday November 11th. The Royal British Legion programme to remember the Fallen in the First and Second World Wars and in conflicts since, begins with the parade to the war memorial with the statue of the lone infantryman in Severalls Park Avenue at 0955 hrs. Following the Exhortation, the Last Post, two minutes silence and the Kohima, prayers will be led by the Reverend Stuart Huntley before the Standards take post and the parade marches off and falls out.
Everyone will come together again with the Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion for the Armistice Day commemoration and short service with the laying of the wreath under the war memorial plaque in Falkland Square, beginning at 10.30 am. Members of the Royal British Legion along with representatives of many of the town’s organisations and youth groups will next make their way to St Bartholomew’s Church for the laying of the wreaths at the war memorial at 10.45 am followed by the Remembrance Sunday service in the church.
The Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion invite everyone to join them in the afternoon at their headquarters in the George Reynolds Centre. Refreshments will be available from 1 pm consisting of a hog roast bap with stuffing and apple sauce at £2.50 each or a fuller meal with the same ingredients but including roast potatoes and homemade coleslaw at £5.00 per head. A special poppy gin cocktail and other drinks will be available from the licensed bar, there will be a grand draw in aid of the Poppy Appeal and 1940’s style singing with The Decadettes at 2 pm.