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Armistice Day

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A smartly dressed man stands in front of a building.  He holds a wreath of poppiesAt 11am on 11 November at the sound of the air raid siren Marlborough paused

Our Mayor, Councillor Mark Cooper, stood on the steps of the Town Hall representing all our Town Councillors, and Stewart Dobson of the Royal British Legion read the Exhortation and Kohima either side of the 2-minute silence.  Drivers pulled over, pedestrians stopped and people came out of shops and offices to take part.

Councillor Ross joined the small party to lay wreaths at the 7th Wiltshire Regiment Memorial in London Road and afterwards tributes were paid at each of our 11 Commonwealth War Graves in the cemeteries at The Common.

Traditionally on Armistice Day all Town Councillors, the Royal British Legion, 4 Military Intelligence Battalion, veterans, churches, schools and our community organisations join us on the Town Hall steps.  They were with us in spirit this year as each marked the silence in their own way at schools, at work, on doorsteps, or going about their daily business.  

A street.  Cars have stopped, and people stand still A woman and two men stand to attention .  Two hold wreaths of red flowers and one is speaking a man faces a monument.  His head is bowed Three wreaths of red flowers lie at the foot of a stone columnA man stands in front of a grave. His head is bowed

 

 

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