Oswestry Remembers

Despite heavy rain Oswestry turned out in force to commemorate Remembrance Sunday. Large numbers formed the parade and lined the route to the Memorial Gates for the two minutes silence and laying of wreaths.

St Oswald's Parish Church was near capacity for the Service of Remembrance.

At the dismissal of the Parade, on behalf of the Town Council, the Mayor Councillor Vince Hunt thanked the clergy and choir at St Oswald's, the Porthywaen Band, the Police and stewards, the Parade Marshall, the members of the Oswestry Branch of the Royal British Legion and all the organisations in the Parade. Despite the weather the numbers on parade and lining the route grows year on year.

Remembrance 2018 will mark the centenary of the end of World War 1 and 100 years since the death of the most famous Oswestry born war poet, Wilfred Owen.

Monday 13 November 2017

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