Remembrance in Sandy, Stotfold and Potton

Sandy Remembrance. PNL-151011-144159001
Sandy Remembrance. PNL-151011-144159001

Remembrance services were held in towns and villages across Chronicle Country on Sunday.

In Sandy the service was given added significance and poignancy with the participation of a civic delegation from Sandy’s partner town of Skarszewy in Poland.

Potton Remembrance PNL-151011-144032001

Potton Remembrance PNL-151011-144032001

The party of three took part in the parade, their presence was acknowledged during the service in St Swithun’s Church, and this was followed by a ceremony at the official Polish war graves cemetery in St Neots, during which crosses were placed on over 50 graves from the Second World War.

In Potton the Market Square was packed for the service led by Potton Churches Together. The hymn singing was accompanied by the Salvation Army Band who also headed the parade to the War Memorial at the Cemetery in Sandy Road.

The reading of the Roll of Honour was carried out by Cllr Alan Leggatt of Potton Town Council.

As each name was read out a member of the Scouts or Guides companies planted a small wooden Cross next the memorial.

Stotfold and Arlesey Remembrance 2015: From left, Andy Fievez (Branch Chairman and Stotfold Standard Bearer), Tom Inskip, Bedfordshire Deputy Lieutenant Deborah Inskip, Joe MacDonald (Branch President), David Langridge (Branch Secretary),  Peter Rogers (Arlesey Standard Bearer). PNL-151011-144043001

Stotfold and Arlesey Remembrance 2015: From left, Andy Fievez (Branch Chairman and Stotfold Standard Bearer), Tom Inskip, Bedfordshire Deputy Lieutenant Deborah Inskip, Joe MacDonald (Branch President), David Langridge (Branch Secretary), Peter Rogers (Arlesey Standard Bearer). PNL-151011-144043001

Stotfold & Arlesey RBL’s Service at Stotfold War Memorial were honoured with the presence of Bedfordshire Deputy Lieutenant Deborah Inskip.