Despite being a cold day, many local residents lined the streets as bandmaster and conductor David Pocock, accompanied by the Edenbridge Town Band, led the parade from the church to the war memorial at the hospital.
The band struck up the sombre music that
would herald this Remembrance Day, as the band marched off they
were followed by dozens people and representatives from many local
groups; The Edenbridge Scouts, Brownies and Girl Guides, Cubs,
Beavers and Explorers, Edenbridge Fire & Rescue Service, Edenbridge
Police and Community Wardens, The Local Clergy from Different
Faiths, The Air Training Corps, Members of the Town Council and
The Royal British Legion.
At the arrival at the memorial, heads were bowed as a prayer was said, then those who had the privilege to lay a wreath stepped forward took the bow and salute in front of the names on the memorial, and before the crowd gathered there.
Also present were those who had fought in the Second War and in later conflicts, and those who represented family members who had been killed, all standing erect and proud wearing the medals awarded for their honourable service.
The flag bearers lowered the standards according to tradition as the two minutes silence commenced, it gave all there the time with heads bowed to reflect with sombre thoughts, those who have sacrificed their lives for us.
Young children with parents stood hand-in-hand, and children never knowing what war is stood silent, all displaying a moment of deep respect for the Remembrance Service taking place.
When the wreaths of poppies had been laid
and prayers said, Edenbridge Town Band members played the Last
Post, signifying the end of the ceremony.
The town band then commenced the final
march from the hospital back down the High Street to the church,
with music that captured the sombre moment of this Remembrance