Diocese of Portsmouth

    Piper leads Denmead Remembrance parade

    13 Nov. 2018

    MORE than 1,100 villagers came together in Denmead to remember those who gave their lives to preserve our freedoms.

    The Remembrance Sunday service organised by All Saints Church to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War was a particularly special one. Residents gathered to pay tribute to those who had died in two world wars and host of conflicts over the past 100 years.

    Local uniformed groups, pupils from Denmead Infant and Junior Schools, the parish council, the Women's Institute and Denmead Brass Band joined those from All Saints congregation, and adults and children from across the village, for a parade. They processed behind a piper from the Memorial Hall to the village green for a short act of Remembrance.

    A new memorial tribute was unveiled to honour the fallen of Denmead and was covered in 100 Ypres poppies to mark the anniversary.

    Poppies are placed around the memorial in Denmead's village green
    More than 1,000 villagers processed through the village behind a piper

    The new memorial is the work of the Parish Council and Scouts. The main stone tribute was designed by a cub scout, and the memorial stone is then supported by a raised section of grass.

    The Ypres poppies were placed all around the memorial in a moving tribute to those who have died.