Page of Remembrance

4 NOVEMBER 2020

The British Legion, Ledbury Branch and Ledbury Town Council would like to remind residents that due to the Covid-19 lockdown there will be no parade or Service of Remembrance at the War memorial this year.

To ensure social distancing and gathering guidelines are adhered to we would ask that members of the public avoid congregating at the War Memorial at 11.00 am,  instead we would ask that you all join in an Act of Remembrance by standing on your doorstep or wherever you are at 11.00 am on Sunday, 8 and Wednesday, 11 November 2020.

As with the Rainbows in support of the Covid heroes we would like to ask that you “Colour a poppy” and display it in your windows.  You can find the template for these at the following link:

https://www.colouringheroes.com/remembranceday?fbclid=IwAR0PyQhO9-l4VFjjnATGqSPgjTqYd-EtUAdODtEXfjqihjmRcLeHEZVq90k

“WE WILL REMEMBER THEM”

2020 SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE  

Following consultation between the British Legion, Ledbury Branch and Ledbury Town Council it has been agreed that due to the Covid-19 they will not be organising a parade or Act of Remembrance in the Town Centre and at the War memorial this year.  The Town Mayor, President of the British Legion Ledbury Branch and the Queens Representative will be asked to lay their wreaths at 11.00 am on Sunday, 8 November 2020.  We

Anyone wishing to lay a wreath at the Memorial in Remembrance is being asked to do so at a time of their choosing over the period 7 – 11 November.

The own Mayor said “I am, of course, disappointed that this year’s Remembrance Sunday event will not be of the same scale as we usually see.  It is vitally important that we protect Ledbury’s most vulnerable people, and the decision not to hold a public wreath laying was taken with this in mind.  Regardless of the circumstances, or physical location in which we each find ourselves, the whole of Ledbury will come together in spirit to remember those who fell for our freedoms.  We will do so with solemn dignity and an unwavering belief that those who sacrificed themselves did not do so in vain”

To ensure social distancing and gathering guidelines are adhered to we would ask that members of the public avoid congregating at the War Memorial at 11.00 am,  instead we would ask that you all join in an Act of Remembrance by standing on your doorstep or wherever you are at 11.00 am on Sunday, 8 and Wednesday, 11 November.

Following 20-years’ service as the organiser of wreaths and poppies, Lloyd Meredith stood down in 2019 and Mrs Brenda Hill has now taken up this role.  Due to Covid-19 there will be fewer poppy sellers around the town this year, however you will be able to get your poppy from the following shops within the town:

Ledbury News, Gaynans Jewellers, One Stop and the Post Office Counter, Wellworth. It and the Homend and Parkway Garages

There will also be 8 volunteers in various locations in the town centre following the launch of the Poppy Appeal on 22 October 2020.

As with the Rainbows in support of the Covid heroes we would like to ask that you “Colour a poppy” and display it in your windows.  You can find the template for these at the following link:

https://www.colouringheroes.com/remembranceday?fbclid=IwAR0PyQhO9-l4VFjjnATGqSPgjTqYd-EtUAdODtEXfjqihjmRcLeHEZVq90k

“WE WILL REMEMBER THEM”

Eighty five men from Ledbury died in the First World War. Their names are recorded on the War Memorial in the High Street and the First World War Memorial in St Michael’s church.

There are five Commonwealth War Grave Commission graves in the Town Cemetery.

Click on a name above to read the pages from the Books of Remembrance. 

These Books of Remembrance are the result of research in 2012 by Jennifer Harrison.

Ledbury Remembrance Memorial
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