Remembrance Sunday services across the district

HUNDREDS of people across the region will turn out to remember those they have lost on Remembrance Sunday at a number of services and ceremonies. The Weston branch of The Royal British Legion will hold its annual service in Grove Park.

HUNDREDS of people across the region will turn out to remember those they have lost on Remembrance Sunday at a number of services and ceremonies.

The Weston branch of The Royal British Legion will hold its annual service in Grove Park.

It will be conducted by the organisation's padre Reverend Keith Hallett and will be attended by the town's dignitaries.

The girl guides in Worle will hold a Remembrance Day service at 2.30pm.


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Around 100 youngsters are expected to meet at Worle Health Centre in the High Street and march up to St Martin's Church.

In Yatton a service will be held at St Mary's Church at 10am before parishioners march to the war memorial to lay wreathes.

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Rodney Stoke, near Cheddar is one of only a handful of villages in the county which is a 'Thankful Village', after sending 21 men and one women to war and not losing a single one in battle.

Thankful Village is a term given to places that did not lose a soldier in World War One.

A new plaque will be installed underneath the memorial window in St Peter's Church thanks to a grant from Somerset County Council.

Remembrance services in Somerset are as follows.

In Axbridge members of the town council and The Royal British Legion will gather at the church steps in The Square at 10.50am before moving into the church for a remembrance service.

In Cheddar residents are asked to arrive at Kings of Wessex School in Bath Street at 3pm. The procession will then walk to St Andrew's Church in Church Street for a service before laying wreaths at the War Memorial at the cross roads between Station Road and Wideatts Road.

In Draycott a service will be held in the memorial hall at 11am. After the service a wreath will be laid outside the hall.

In Shipham a ceremony of wreath laying and silence will be held at the war memorial followed by a service of remembrance in the Church of St Leonard's.

In Wedmore the remembrance procession will meet at St Mary's Church in Church Street.

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