QUIETER AND DIGNIFIED SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE AT WAR MEMORIAL

Remembrance 2020 was not forgotten in Crewkerne with a shorter and quieter service at Severalls war memorial on Remembrance Sunday, attended by representatives from the military, town council, scouts, Royal British Legion branch and this year’s Poppy Mascot, a pupil from St Bartholomew’s First School – affiliated friends of Crewkerne Branch RBL. Although there was no parade and no bugler, prayers were said by Light Reverend Robert Key, two standards were lowered and raised during the two minute silence and wreaths were laid by Deputy Mayor, Robin Pailthorpe, the military and Crewkerne Scouts. This year’s Poppy Mascot, Stevie, stood proudly by her father, branch standard bearer Andy Watts. The community of Severalls attended on their doorsteps and the Crewkerne Branch of the RBL stood in a socially distanced manner.

An Armistice wreath laying took place at the Falklands Square war memorial plaque on Wednesday November 11th, which was attended by a few Legion branch members and a few members of the local community. Alice Samuel, Secretary of Crewkerne Branch of Royal British Legion said: “It was all very low key but it was important that it happened, to pay respects to those we have lost, those who are currently serving in the Armed Forces and to the veterans, who we cannot thank enough for their bravery. Thank you Crewkerne town for supporting the Poppy Appeal 2020. The charity will not have raised anywhere as well as in previous years but the Legion did its best, the people of the town donated to their best and various shops supported the appeal. We cannot thank you all enough.”

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