Thame Marks Remembrance

Photo credit: Barry Blight

On Sunday 13 November, Thame held its Service of Remembrance to remember those who had lost their lives serving our country. There was a fantastic turnout and the weather stayed dry too. Large crowds gathered to process from the Town Hall to the Memorial Gardens, where the Act of Remembrance took place. This year, Thame’s Service was selected to be joined by two of Thames Valley Police’s mounted section escorts – Odin and Pagan. Over 30 wreaths were laid at the Memorial Gardens, including a knitted one by Thame Belles! This year we were joined by the clergy including the new Father at St Joseph’s R.C. Church, Fr. David Hartley. The Mayor of Thame, Cllr Linda Emery, recited a beautiful poem by Sgt. James Figel, ‘Heroes’, which you can read in full here.

Thank you to everyone who supported and attended the event this year, and a special thanks goes to Dickie Webb who has generously supported this event for 11 years and will be retiring this year. Thank you to Barry Blight for some fantastic photos of the event – you can view all the images on the Town Council’s Flickr here.