Buckingham gathered on Sunday 13th November to mark Remembrance Sunday with a parade and outdoor service at the War Memorial in the grounds of St Peter and St Paul’s Church, organised by the Buckingham branch of the Royal British Legion.
As the event attracts more than a thousand attendees, and there is limited space around the War Memorial, a screen was erected alongside St Peter and St Paul’s showing a live video feed of the service. This meant that everyone could have a good view and take part fully in the service. The screen was jointly funded by Buckingham Town Council and the Buckingham Royal British Legion.
As part of the service Rev. Will Pearson-Gee from St Peter and St Paul’s Church read out the names of every soldier listed on the war memorial, a poignant moment for the gathered crowds to hear.
Thank you to the Royal British Legion who organise this event each year alongside St Peter and St Paul’s Church, and to everyone who came together to mark this day.
Councillor Robin Stuchbury, chair of Town Centre committee said: “it was wonderful that so many organisations, stewards, groups took part in the Remembrance Day, so many different people attended to commemorate those who laid down their lives in war. A large thank you must go out to all the stewards who operated the road closure and enabled the event to take place.”
Without volunteers, events like Remembrance Sunday couldn’t go ahead. If anyone would like to be involved in supporting road closures in the future, please contact the Town Council office.