Huge turnout for Weston’s Remembrance Sunday service at Grove Park
PUBLISHED: 11:54 11 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:05 11 November 2018
Grove Park was packed to the rafters as hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday.
A service was held in Weston-super-Mare this morning (Sunday) at 11am to mark 100 years since the Armistice was signed, marking the end of World War One.
Scouts, brownies, cadets and other groups from around the town paraded from the High Street ahead of the service.
Four people also marched in World War One outfits.
Prayers were given, a poem read and hymns sung, as well as an immaculately-observed two minutes’ silence.
Wreaths from community groups were also left beside the war memorial.
A total of 415 wooden crosses will be planted to mark every person from Weston killed in the conflict.
Remembrance events will continue throughout the day.
One of the main spectacles this afternoon will be The Pages Of The Sea commemoration.
Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle and Theatre Orchard have teamed up to create a poignant commemoration which will see a large drawing of Lieutenant Colonel John Hay Maitland Hardyman etched into the sand by the Grand Pier and then washed away by the tide.
It will be visible between 1-3pm.