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.