We decided to walk to church for the service as it was so beautiful .
We heard the parade approaching - a band followed by local scouts,brownies etc. There used to be representatives of British Legion and the forces but for some reason that has changed. I caught a quick photograph or two
I was disappointed with my photos but my camera is just an ordinary one and I should have waited a little longer before I took the photo - but you get the idea - I hope.
Below the scouts etc peeling off taking up their places around the war memorial, my sons used to be part of this group.
The memorial above
Before leaving I lit a candle to remember my dad and my brother who died aged ten years old after being knocked over and all those who gave their lives.
I got married at this church, I was confirmed there, my sons were christened there, they were members of the choir and the church school - St Margaret's- they too were confirmed there. My youngest son was married there and my granddaughters christened there and now my eldest GD goes to the same school her daddy and uncle went to. My dad's funeral service also took place here, sadly two months before my son's wedding.
So many memories today , sad and happy. It has been a lovely day despite the sadness also present.
Hope you have all had a happy wekend and have some hapy memories. Anne x