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Names of the fallen read at Fareham

SOLEMN Two minutes silence in West Street, Fareham. 

Picture: Sarah Standing (123664-1899)

SOLEMN Two minutes silence in West Street, Fareham. Picture: Sarah Standing (123664-1899)

CROWDS lined the streets in Fareham to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict.

The streets fell silent as the names of lost loved ones were read out before the annual Remembrance Day service at Holy Trinity Church in West Street.

Servicemen and woman from past and present then marched through the town centre along with young cadets and members of other groups.

A bugler sounded Last Post to mark the beginning of the two minute silence shortly before 11am.

The executive leader of Fareham Borough Council, Councillor Sean Woodward, said: ‘It is an honour to pay tribute to the members of the armed forces who paid the ultimate sacrifice while fighting for our 
country.

‘To read their names out is a fitting way to pay that tribute.

‘I am most grateful to the Old Priceans who originally made the suggestion for this additional act of remembrance.’

The Society of Old Priceans is made up of pupils and staff of the former Prices Grammar School in Fareham, which closed in 1989.

​Sailors from HMS Collingwood in Fareham also turned out to pay their respects at the ceremony, which began at 11am yesterday.

A marching band from the naval training facility took part in the parade.

Reverend Sally Davenport, the vicar of Holy Trinity Church, read prayers before the gathered crowds.

And the mayor of Fareham, Councillor Dennis Steadman, lead the wreath-laying ceremony.

Meanwhile, people in Portchester gathered in the West Street precinct for their own remembrance service at 11am yesterday.

 

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