Fairford remembers those who fell in the First World War

Fairford remembers those who fell in the First World War

Crowds gathered at the service in Fairford - picture by Chris Roberts

Mayor of Fairford Caroline Mumford introduced the event - picture by Chris Roberts

A plaque was unveiled by the newly-planted oak tree - picture by Chris Roberts

The newly planted oak tree in Gasson's Field - picture by Chris Roberts

A large group of people turned up to the evening service - picture by Chris Roberts

First published in News Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

PEOPLE of Fairford have remembered all those who gave their lives during the First World War with a short commemoration service.

Approximately 70 people, including representatives from Fairford Town Council, The Royal British Legion, RAF Fairford, the Army Cadets, the Navy Training Cadets and the town church, came along to the evening event to witness the unveiling of a commemorative plaque next to a new oak tree.

Mayor of Fairford Caroline Mumford said that the whole town council was so pleased that so many people attended the event and said thank you to everyone who took part.

"The oak tree has been planted near the route of a proposed new path linking the west of Fairford with the town centre, and we hope that future generations who walk by will remember all those whose lives were affected by the First World War," she said.

The service took place in Gasson's Field in the town on August 4. Cllr Mumford introduced the evening event before a plaque was unveiled for a newly planted English Oak tree.

A group of young people from the Air, Army and Navy Cadets then scattered poppy seeds around the area.

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12:27pm Mon 11 Aug 14

ChrisR says...

It was a lovely service and well attended by a good number of local people. The Navy Cadets were very smart in their uniforms and did a good job unveiling the plaque. They also helped other local children with the scattering of the poppy seeds. However, the report is slightly incorrect in that there were no Army or Air Cadets present - only Navy Cadets.
It was a lovely service and well attended by a good number of local people. The Navy Cadets were very smart in their uniforms and did a good job unveiling the plaque. They also helped other local children with the scattering of the poppy seeds. However, the report is slightly incorrect in that there were no Army or Air Cadets present - only Navy Cadets. ChrisR
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