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30th Nov, 2021

Hundreds gather at Droitwich Spa Remembrance Service and Parade

Aaron Sutcliffe 14th Nov, 2021 Updated: 14th Nov, 2021

DROITWICH residents turned out in their hundreds to pay their respects at the Remembrance Sunday service in Victoria Square.

After last year’s parade was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, residents were able to once again attend this year’s events in person – and they did in their droves.

The parade – organised by the town’s Royal British Legion – set off near the Westcroft pub on Ombersley Street at around 10.15am.

The Civic party met assembled outside the Baptist Church in Ombersley Street and hundreds of people gathered at the War Memorial in Victoria Square for the service.

Music was performed by the Droitwich Salvation Army band and Rev Nigel Byard led a traditional service.

After the Exhortation, a two-minute silence to remember the fallen in the two World Wars and other conflicts – punctuated by the chimes of Big Ben played through speakers in the square.

That was followed by the The Kohima Epitaph, prayers and the laying of wreaths by several local charities, businesses and organisations including by Mayor of Droitwich Spa Coun Mr William Moy which left a sea of red at the base of the memorial.

The crowd filtered out of the square just before 11:30am to make their way to St Andrew’s Church for another service.

A video of the parade making its way to Victoria Square can be viewed below.

 

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