9th Dec, 2016

Remembering those who served in Stratford

Stratford Editorial 9th Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THOSE who made the ultimate sacrifice were in people’s thoughts at the weekend.

Hundreds turned out for the annual Remembrance Sunday parade and service in Stratford.

Townspeople joined servicemen and women past and present together with civic dignitaries to honour those who lost their lives in the service of their country.

The service of remembrance at the memorial garden included a two minutes silence and the laying of wreaths.

Stratford Boat Club members took time out of their rowing and training schedule on Sunday to remember former club members who had died in conflict

The moment of remembrance was led by club chairman Stephen Haighton.

He said: “Remembrance Sunday is a chance and reminder to us all to give thanks for those in the Club who gave their lives so that we could live our lives in freedom and fully enjoy our sport. It is comforting to know that they rowed on the same stretch of river as we do today and used the same club facilities”