The Town of Horley Remembers

Photo of Crowds at Memorial Gardens

On 14th November, the Remembrance Sunday Parade & Service was held at the Memorial Gardens, Brighton Road when the people of Horley came together to commemorate the contribution of military and civilian servicemen and women and to all those who suffered or died in the two World Wars and later conflicts.  The Parade was led by the Band of the Redhill Corps of Drums, followed by a procession of War Veterans, Councillors, Scouts, Army Cadets, Girl Guides & Brownies, local schools and other community groups and organisations marching up Victoria Road from the Royal British Legion Headquarters in Albert Road.

Photo of Cllr David Powell Branch resident RBLCllr David Powell Branch President RBL

Royal British Legion Branch Chaplain, Reverend Canon Leslie Wells, presided over the service which was very well attended and a meaningful address was given by the President of the Horley Branch of The Royal British Legion and war veteran, David Powell. Poppy wreaths were laid at the Memorial by representatives of the Royal British Legion, local government, cadets, schools and many other community groups

Photo of 3 Councillors with Wreaths

Left to right: Surrey County Council Cllr Andy Lynch, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council Cllr James Baker, Horley Town Council Mayor Cllr Samantha Marshall

Previously, on Thursday, 11th November, the National Two Minutes Silence was observed in the Horley High Street Pedestrian Precinct at 11 o’clock.  Prior to this event, on Wednesday, 10th November, the Garden of Remembrance was rededicated by the local Clergy and opened by the Chairman of Horley Town Council, Cllr Samantha Marshall. Pupils from Oakwood School and Manorfield School were also present and placed Remembrance Crosses in the Garden in memory of Horley Branch members who sadly passed away during the year.




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