Penryn Remembrance Day: Report and Pictures
11:15am Wednesday 14th November 2012 in News
Bright sunshine greeted a 'wonderful' parade and service as Penryn marked Remembrance Day on Sunday.
The event, organised by the town's Royal British Legion, saw guests assembled in Penryn Town Hall by 10.15am prior to processing to St Gluvias Church for the Remembrance Service.
Attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Edward Bolitho, who laid the first wreath, the town's MP Sarah Newton, also attending were the mayor of Penryn, Mary May on behalf of Cornwall Council, alongside service men and women, serving and veterans, and representatives from police, fire and other uniformed services and the Royal British legion.
A range of youth groups from the town, including sea cadets and army cadets, and adult organisations also arrived to pay their respects, with the events well supported by pupils from the town's schools. The music was provided by Pendennis Brass.
Gill Grant, Penryn's mayor, said: “It was brilliant, it was a really wonderful parade and service. We had the Lord Lieutenant and the town's MP and we had other groups and a really good sprinkling of local clubs and local people.
“There was a good turnout from the council and from the town's schools and I am just very grateful and very proud of the town and the council.”
An act of remembrance was also held at the Memorials Garden on Quay Hill at 11am, with a memorial service at Penryn Rugby Club at 2pm.
Royal British Legion also held a Poppy Appeal concert with Nankersey Male Choir, at Penryn Methodist Church in the evening.
Charles Wenmoth, chair of the Penryn branch of the RBL, said: “It was one of the most successful I can remember in recent years, the church was packed and we needed extra seats."
He added it was wonderful to see that the events so well supported by young people, school pupils and the wider community.