A day of remembrance and appreciation

  |  Published: Nov 12th 2018

On Sunday thousands of people across Buckinghamshire came out to honour and remember those who lost their lives in World War One.

As the whole nation marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One on Sunday 11 November 2018, special events and commemorations took place in towns and villages across the county.

In Aylesbury, in addition to the traditional services and wreath-laying a number of other events took place including bell ringing, beacon-lighting and bugle playing.

In the afternoon The Gateway played host to a special Thank You event organised jointly by local councils, the Royal British Legion and other partners. It featured live music, poetry readings, stall and displays, ration lunches and afternoon teas.

Speaking afterward, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher HM Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire said: “It has been wonderful to see so many people of all ages come out to show their appreciation for the men and women of the World War One generation and the sacrifices they made”.

Buckinghamshire Army Cadets
Buckinghamshire Army Cadets
Aylesbury Sea Cadets
Aylesbury Sea Cadets
stallholders
Stallholders at the event
The Rockabellas with Lieutenant Colonel John Williams
The Rockabellas with Lieutenant Colonel John Williams
The Halton Wives Choir perform on stage
The Halton Wives Choir perform on stage
sampling a ration lunch
Sampling a ration lunch
DNRC Poem to Remember competition winner Debbie Lawson
DNRC Poem to Remember competition winner Debbie Lawson
MK Swing Dance troupe
MK Swing Dance troupe
Buckinghamshire Band of the Royal British Legion
Buckinghamshire Band of the Royal British Legion
Enjoying afternoon tea
Enjoying afternoon tea
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