An amazing turnout for Thame’s Remembrance Service

Image credit: Creative Skies

Thousands of residents came out on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning to attend Thame’s Service of Remembrance at the Memorial Gardens. Local photographer Pete Stratton (Creative Skies) captured some amazing aerial drone images of the Remembrance Service, including the one above as the crowds lined the street to watch the procession as it arrived at the Memorial Gardens. 

The procession from the Town Hall was led by the Royal British Legion, Air Training Corps and Army Cadet Force, followed by many of our local community groups. Over 50 wreaths were laid at the Memorial Gardens with the service led by Rev’d Alan Garratt of St Mary’s Church. The crowds were also treated to an impressive flypast from RAF Benson.

Later in the day, a well-attended beacon lighting event took place at the Memorial Gardens featuring performances from Anne Reid-Hansen and Tay o’Lay. Thame Town Council would like to thank everyone involved, notably Gregory Distribution for providing the stage, Justin Owen for the sound equipment, The W Cafe for accepting the invitation to open on the Sunday evening  and The Chippy for offering 100 free cones of chips. Special thanks should also be noted to Sue Hurst for playing the piccolo and Mark Young for videoing.

Thame Town Council would like to thank everyone who attended / supported the Remembrance Service on Sunday, as well as the many commemorative projects across Thame, including the Beacon Lighting event, house poppy project and Living Monument. A special thanks goes to Thame Remembers for their extensive research and efforts to mark the centenary of the First World War.


Date posted: Friday 16 November 2018