Civic Remembrance Service 2021

Grange remembers

2021 saw the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion, the Poppy and the town War Memorial

Because of the rising levels of Coronavirus the annual Civic Remembrance Service took place at the War Memorial rather than inside St Paul’s.

Flookburgh Silver Band led the parade from outside the church down through Main Street to the Ornamental Gardens where more than 200 people gathered to pay their respects and lay their wreaths.

The official party comprised Mrs Susie Bagot (on behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant, The Queen’s representative), Mrs Tricia Thomas (the Mayor representing the people of Grange), the Hon Lucy McClaren (representing her great grandfather the Lord Cavendish who unveiled the War Memorial 100 years ago), and Tim Farron MP (whose predecessor unveiled the WW2 names on the Memorial).

SLDC, County Council, Royal British Legion, the uniformed public services, voluntary services and other organisations of the community, youth organisations (including the Scouts, Girl Guides and Grange Primary School) and finally personal bearers all came forward to lay wreaths.

Copies of the full service sheet were available as a souvenir of this special year, and can be viewed here.