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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Llangollen remembers the fallen

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Hundreds of people packed the centre of Llangollen for the annual Service of Remembrance this morning Sunday.
The moving ceremony was this year given special poignance as it is the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War in 1914. 
The Rev Andrew Sully, Vicar of St Collen's Church, led the service assisted by other local clergy.
The traditional Ode of Remembrance was read out by John Lawton, of the Lllangollen branch of the Royal British Legion, followed by the laying of wreaths by representatives of numerous local organisations and groups, including the Mayor, Cllr Bob Lube, on behalf of the Town Council.
As the wreath-laying was taking place the names of local servicemen who fell fighting for their country were read out.
Following prayers and hymns, the parade, led by Royal British Legion standard bearers and Llangollen Silver Band, proceeded through the town centre. In its ranks were various groups such as local military cadets, Scouts, Guides and Brownies.

* The Rev Andrew Sully leads the ceremony.
* Llangollen Silver Band heads the parade.
* The Town Council contingent in the parade.
* Ex-servicemen march down Castle Street.
* Guides, Scouts and Brownies in the parade. 

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