Village delighted with turnout for remembrance

A VILLAGE has shown its strength in community spirit as locals gathered for an emotional remembrance service.

Sunday, 11th November 2018, 6:27 pm
Updated Monday, 12th November 2018, 1:55 pm
Poppies were laid in the village square in Stubbington, commemorating the centenary of Armistice Day. Picture: Chris Talbot
Poppies were laid in the village square in Stubbington, commemorating the centenary of Armistice Day. Picture: Chris Talbot

People filled the village square in Stubbington for the remembrance event, which has steadily grown in support over the past few years.

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After the bugler played, the square fell silent, before wreaths were laid by community groups such as the Lions Club and local Co-Op.

Organiser Peter Fowler, who has run the event for the past 20 years, said: '˜Our remembrance event has grown from small beginnings of 30 to 40 people to today, where the village square was full of people.

'˜This year is very poignant as the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.'