Crowds gathered to remember fallen war heroes

Gainsborough Vets at the War Memorial with the Mayor 
of Gainsborough, Coun Kenneth Woolley
Gainsborough Vets at the War Memorial with the Mayor of Gainsborough, Coun Kenneth Woolley

Crowds gathered in Gainsborough and other areas of West Lindsey to remember those who lost their lives in the war.

Gainsborough’s main tribute took place on Sunday, November 13.

A church service was held at All Saints Parish Church followed by a procession led by The Royal British Legion and the Clergy to the nearby War Memorial.

There was a short act of Remembrance and The Two Minute Silence was observed at 11am. The Last Post and the Reveille was then played and wreaths were laid.

On Armistice Day, the day that marks the end of the First World War, The Two Minute Silence was observed and a service was held in Gainsborough’s Market Place.

In Scampton a weekend was dedicated to remembering those we have lost. The pathway to Scampton Church was decorated with archways which were covered in poppies which had been made by children as part of a project with ‘Curiosity Creators’.

School children laid large a poppy on each of the Commonwealth War Graves, and Les Rutherford, a Bomber Command veteran, will lay a wreath on the German war graves.

A remembrance service was held Scotter and a huge group of people gathered in the centre of the village at the war memorial.

Michael Wragg from Gainsborough’s Royal British Legion said: “Remembrance Day and the Two Minute Silence have been observed since the end of the First World War but their relevance remains undiminished. When we bow our heads in reflection we remember those who fought for our freedom during the two world wars. We also mourn and honour those who have lost their lives in more recent conflicts.

“Today, with troops ready for duty in trouble spots around the world, Remembrance Sunday and the Two Minute Silence are as important as ever.”