Montgomery Remembers November 2017

Paul HodgsonPoppy Appeal 2017 I would like to thank each of the 2017 volunteer Poppy Appeal collectors and also all those from Montgomery, Llandyssil and Abermule communities whose support for the Poppy Appeal helped raise a total of £2,850.40, a magnificent effort generously given both in time and effort. I am also very grateful to Montgomery Primary School whose children have once again embraced Remembrance at this most poignant time of year. Ensuring none would be forgotten, each of the town's 34 Fallen was remembered with a cross carefully selected and inscribed identifying individual servicemen.
The crosses were placed at the Memorial Garden in time for Remembrance Sunday.
The Service of Remembrance was held in a packed Montgomery Chapel. Montgomery's ex-servicemen and women, Guides, Scouts, Brownies, Cubs, Rainbows and Beavers, Montgomery Freemen, County Councillor, Town Councillors and Firemen were led by Parade Marshall Sue Blower to the Act of Remembrance at the town's War Memorial.
Trevor Pugh

Peter and Julie Riley carried the standards, Revd Diane Stirling led the service and Nikki Pugh sounded The Last Post and Reveille. The Welsh and National Anthems were sung with fine voice and the service concluded with “Flowers of the Forest” piped by Patrick Pearson.

As the heavens opened we bolted to the Town Hall for welcome hot refreshments. Later that afternoon, up at the County Monument bathed in a November sunset, 50 and more brave souls (some kindly transported by Boundy taxi services) attended to pay their respects to the casualties of war.

Revd Toni Bennet lead this service when again the gifted Nikki sounded The Last Post and Reveille honouring this time the fallen of Montgomeryshire County.

In ending, sincere thanks are due to the unsung for their selfless work in keeping the Memorial Garden so smart throughout the year. Paul Hodgson & Trefor Pugh