Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service – 2019
The 2019 Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service took place on Sunday 10th November.
Although the air was chilly the Parade and Service took place in bright sunshine. Once again the Parade was led from the Ash Centre by lone piper Ewan McDermott and the Union Flag carried by members of the Girl Guides Association.
The congregation was led by the Chairman of Ash Parish Council, Cllr Nigel Manning and the Deputy Mayor of Guildford, Cllr Marsha Moseley. They were accompanied by Michael Gove. Also in attendance were a number of veterans, the Ash Manor combined Cadet Force, members of the University of the Third Age (U3A), representatives from St John Ambulance, the Scout and Girl Guide Associations.
The Service was conducted by members of the local clergy and the music provided once again by the North East Hampshire Area School Band.
During the Service the names of the fallen between November 1918 and November 1920, that are listed on the War Memorial were read out by Mark Morris and Erin Granville, Head Boy and Head Girl from Ash Manor School.
The Parade was marshalled by Tim Edwards with assistance from his sons. Following the Service everyone returned to the Ash Centre were the salute was taken by Cllr Nigel Manning and Cllr Marsha Moseley before the parade was formally dismissed.
Volunteers from Churches together provided Tea and Coffee for everyone after the dismissal. All proceeds from the Teas and Coffees will go to the Royal British Legion.
Ash Parish Council would like to thank everyone who participated in this years Service and Parade.
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