Our particular thanks go to Pat Jackson, Chairman of the Winnersh and District Royal British Legion, who read the Exhortation to the Fallen and recited the Kohima Epitaph. We also thank him for his help to organise the event.
Our thanks also go to Rosemary Edgington of the Winnersh and District Royal British Legion Women’s Section and Vice Chairman of The Royal County of Berkshire and the Vale of the White Horse Royal British Legion for her help in organising the event.
Thank you also to Woodley Town Deputy Mayor, Cllr Juliet Anderson, for her moving words, summarising the importance of Armistice Day.
“As we stand here in peace and safety, I would like to thank you for joining Woodley Town Council and the Winnersh and District Royal British Legion to pay our respects and remember all of those who have fallen; all of the wounded; and all who have served in conflicts and wars.
Our thoughts are particularly with those currently in conflict and we hope for peace for all.
Remembrance Day is the day we all remember the brave who have served and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. We remember those who volunteered, sacrificed, served, fought and died for our freedom.
As Woodley Town Deputy Mayor, I am honoured to represent the residents of Woodley today to pay our respects and I wear my poppy with pride as a symbol of remembrance and hope for a positive future and peaceful world. Thank you.”
You can watch video footage of the event on our YouTube channel HERE.
Woodley Schools Remembrance event 10th November 2023
All of the Woodley schools took part in a Remembrance event at the War Memorial in Woodford Park on Friday 10th November.
The Exhortation was read by students from Waingels College and The Bulmershe School; the Last Post and Reveille were played by a student from Waingels College.
The Kohima Epitaph was read by a pupil from St Dominic Savio Catholic Primary School.
Proceedings were led by Mr Hickey, Head of Highwood Primary School, and the schools were very pleased to be joined by The Mayor of Woodley, Cllr Janet Sartorel, Pat Jackson, Chairman of Winnersh Royal British Legion and Rosemary Edgington, of the Winnersh and District Royal British Legion Women’s Section and Vice Chairman of The Royal County of Berkshire and the Vale of the White Horse Royal British Legion.
(School photos by Waingels College)
Woodley Memorial Remembrance Sunday 12th November 2023
A separate event was held by the Woodley Memorial Remembrance Sunday Community group at the War Memorial in Woodford Park on Sunday 12th November. The group also decorated the side of the Miles Suite at the Oakwood Centre and one of the trees in Woodford Park with stunning poppy waterfall displays.
We would like to thank everyone for attending the events and paying their respects.
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