Players from Phoenix brass played a major part in local tributes to remember the country’s fallen.
Trees planted in memory of war heroes near Ramsbury Airfield
Anthony Palmer played the Last Post during a service held near Ramsbury Airfield where wreaths were laid, prayers were made, and a minute silence was held. Trees had been planted in memory of those lost at war.
A Wing Commander also laid his own wreath against a remembrance tree. Claire Costello, former Froxfield parish councillor, helped to organise the service.
WW1 memorial tree planting at Burnt Wood with the last post courtesy of a member of the Phoenix Brass Band.
Posted by Sarah Owens on Saturday, 10 November 2018
Marlborough Remembrance Parade and Service
The streets of Marlborough were lined with thousands of people on Remembrance Sunday to take part in the country’s tribute to the fallen and celebrations to mark the 100th Anniversary of the First World War.
The Centenary Remembrance Parade commenced in the High Street where the Mayor inspected the troops of 4MI Battalion before being led by Phoenix Brass along the High Street to the war memorial dedicated to those who died between 1914 and 1918.
The prayers and short address were conducted by the Revd Dr Janneke Blokland and Marian Hananford-Dobson gave the exhortation on behalf of the British legion.
During the ceremony wreaths were laid by dignitaries and representatives of Marlborough’s many institutions.
The sun shone and the War Memorial was packed as people of all ages came together to remember the sacrifices made by the servicemen of the First World War and those who have taken part in conflicts since.
Anthony Palmer from the Band sounded The Last Post and the huge crowd paid their respects during the two-minute silence.
Afterwards, with the Ceremony concluded, the Band played during the Remembrance Service at St Mary’s Church, Marlborough.
Posted by Natasha Ind on Sunday, 11 November 2018
Posted by Martin Sims on Sunday, 11 November 2018
Milton Lilbourne Remembers
Later, in the evening, some of the players performed at the WW1 Centenary Celebrations at Milton Lilbourne Village Hall.