After a day of torrential rain on Saturday 9th November, it dawned bright and clear on Sunday 10th, and a large crowd gathered in and around Church Street to join the Remembrance Day events at the War Memorial.
The preceding service in St. Mary’s Church had been relayed through loudspeakers as the crowds gathered outside, some joining in with ‘Jerusalem’, before the choir of St. Mary’s emerged to sing in the sunshine, and the civic dignitaries and military representatives moved to the memorial.
The short service at the memorial led by the Rector of St. Mary’s, Vaughan Roberts, included a bugler sounding The Last Post and Reveille, Michael Vallance of the Royal British Legion reading The Exhortation and The Kohima Epitaph, and the laying of wreaths by local organisations. Then military units and community groups marched past the memorial and around the centre of town.
Here are a few pictures of Warwick’s Remembrance Day 2019, 80 years after the outbreak of WW2.