Remembrance service in Great Dunmow attracts large crowds

Dunmow Remembrance Parade

Dunmow Remembrance Parade - Credit: Archant

A “moving” and “important” service was held for Remembrance Sunday at the Dunmow War Memorial this weekend (November 13).

A “moving” important service was held for Remembrance Sunday at the Dunmow War Memorial at the weekend (November 13).

Crowds gathered watch wreaths being laid, hear Reverend Ruth Patten give a service, sing the national anthem, and spend two minutes in silent contemplation to commemorate those who gave their lives in conflict.

The Army Cadet Force, the Air Training Corps, and Dunmow Scouts stood by the memorial throughout the service, and contributed to the 15 wreaths that were laid.

Afterwards, some people went down to the United Reformed Church for a longer special service there, where Reverend Canon Cilla Hawkes read a poem written by soldier from Stebbing who had recently passed away and Reverend Lia Williams was also in attendance.

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Danielle Frost, Dunmow mayor, said: “It was fantastic, it was so important and lovely to see all the cadets and everybody out, and it wasn’t raining so that was good.

“It was really moving, and there were lots of people there – young people and old people – it’s good to see such a sense of civic duty in the town.”

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