Yate salutes the fallen at Remembrance Day parade

November 30 2016

HUNDREDS of people of all ages marked Remembrance Day in Yate by attending a service in St Mary’s Church.

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HUNDREDS of people of all ages marked Remembrance Day in Yate by attending a service in St Mary’s Church.
Many of them also joined a parade to the church from Poole Court, which was led by a Royal British Legion standard bearer.
Town residents joined local councillors, Thornbury and Yate MP Luke Hall and the Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Dame Janet Trotter, in the act of remembrance.
Army and air cadets, cubs, scouts, brownies and guides were also involved, together with representatives of community organisations.  
The service was led by team rector, the Rev Ian Wallace, with wreaths later laid at the memorial lych gate and at the Parnall grave, which names the 55 people killed in bomb attacks on the former Parnall aircraft factory in 1941.