There was a large turnout at the traditional Remembrance service which was held at the war memorial on the Upper Woodcote Village green on Sunday 12 November.
There was a parade of the uniformed organisations from St Marks church, followed by a short service led by Rev Fiona Weaver. One of the readings was by a retired soldier who had served in the war and whose 99th birthday was on the day of the service.. truly a memorable occasion. In the miserable weather, we were lucky also to be served hot drinks courtesy of the owner of the Lord Roberts, Ghazala, who is known locally as Lady Roberts!
Later that day, I attended the wreath-laying at the Town Hall, which was followed by a march-past of the military and other uniformed organisations that are associated with Croydon, such as the Fire Service, Police, Ambulances, Scouts and many others.