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Remembrance Sunday sees Falmouth and Penryn pay tribute: PICTURES
11:48am Wednesday 13th November 2013 in News
Falmouth and Penryn paused for remembrance on Sunday as the towns paid tribute to service men and women.
In Falmouth on Friday morning there was a meeting at the Moor Piazza for the laying of the first poppy, and then on Sunday a group of civic leaders joined a parade from the Piazza to Kimberley Park, where the Mayor’s chaplain Captain Colin Brown conducted the service prior to a two minutes silence and wreath laying.
The parade then returned to the Moor for a march past and salute by the town’s mayor, Councillor Geoffrey Evans. A few minutes later the parade disbanded for a reception at the council offices.
On Monday there was a further two minutes silence at the St Nazaire Memorial on Falmouth’s Prince of Wales Pier.
In Penryn the remembrance parade was led by Pendennis Brass band, followed by the Penryn branch of the Royal British Legion and Penryn Sea Cadet Corps.
The town’s mace bearers preceded mayor Beverly Hulme and members of the town council in the procession, which left the town hall and marched to St Gluvias Church.
Representatives were also present from local emergency services including St John’s Ambulance volunteers.
A short ceremony was held at the church war memorial, followed by a two minute silence, and then a longer service inside the church.
Penryn Rugby Club also held an act of remembrance on Sunday afternoon, and there was a two minute silence at 11am on Monday at Penryn Memorial Garden.
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