Remembrance Day – Egremont 2017

By Rachael Grealish

COPELAND fell silent to remember those lost in the world wars.

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Thousands of men and women from Copeland fought and died in the world wars – and on Remembrance Sunday, November 12, the young and old stood together to remember the fallen heroes.

In Egremont hundreds gathered, on the main street, for a procession and memorial service at the Egremont war memorial.

The procession, lead by Egremont Town Band, had several group representatives, veterans and service men and women.

Reverend Tim Taylor lead the service, on Remembrance Sunday, while Group Captain Rev Richard Lee, led a service at the memorial on Armistice Day, Saturday, November 11.

Cllr Lena Hogg was the first to lay a wreath on the Egremont memorial.

Wreaths were also laid by representatives of the services, ex-servicemen, St John’s ambulance, town councillors, Cubs, Scouts, among others.

Two current Egremont-born servicemen, Mark Caddy and Jason Casson, laid wreaths at their hometown memorial.

Two minutes silence for remembrance followed the tolling of the church bells at 11am.

The memorial was closed as the community was invited to a service at the St Mary and Michael’s church, in Egremont.

Other services were held across Copeland, including; Moor Row, Cleator Moor and Whitehaven.

For the community turned out in its thousands for remembrance.