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Horley Remembers

Horley Remembers

On the 10th November, The Remembrance Sunday Parade & Service was held at the Memorial Gardens. The people of Horley came together to commemorate the contribution of military and civilian servicemen and women and to all those who suffered or died in the two World Wars and later conflicts. The Royal British Legion Branch Chaplain, The Reverend Canon Leslie Wells, presided over the service which was bathed in sunshine this year.

The Parade was led by the Band of the Redhill Corps of Drums, followed by a procession of War Veterans, Councillors, Scouts, Army Cadets, Girl Guides & Brownies, local schools and other organisations marching up Victoria Road from the Royal British Legion Headquarters in Albert Road. During the service pupils from Oakwood School and the Horley detachment of the Army Cadet Force gave a reading and read the poem, ‘In Flanders Fields’.

Poppy wreaths were laid at the Memorial by representatives of the Royal British Legion, local government, cadets, schools and many other community groups.  Prior to this event, on Wednesday, 6th November, the Garden of Remembrance was rededicated by the local Clergy and opened by the Chairman of Horley Town Council, Cllr David Powell, in memory of Horley Branch members who passed away during the year.

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