Hundreds of people marked the Armistice 100 years on

PEOPLE from around the county have been marking the centenary of the Armistice of the First World War in many different and meaningful ways.

A woman from Bradford on Avon had the honour of being selected to walk in the Nation’s Thank You procession in London.

Alice Moody, 97, joined the march with her daughter, Pam Apsey and laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in honour of her uncle, Harry Lowton, a trench runner who was killed in action in 1918 aged just 18.

Mrs Moody, a retired teacher, said: “I was so surprised and overjoyed about the parade, also a bit anxious as to whether I would manage the distance we were going to walk, but it gave me the chance to talk about my Uncle Harry. Walking towards the Cenotaph I felt a certain amount of sadness thinking of what might have been.

“I never knew my Uncle Harry, but I did know he had a very poor childhood. This has given me the opportunity to talk about him and look at the history surrounding the role he played.”

In Chapmanslade, primary school pupils had been working to make their own poppies ready to lay on Remembrance Sunday. They made a path with the poppies to the war memorial, where a garden of remembrance had been created.

The children placed wooden crosses in the garden to commemorate the 17 men from Chapmanslade who lost their lives in the First World War.

 

Shortly afterwards three trees were planted at a ceremony in the Memorial Playing Field as another reminder.

In Warminster, members of the Sing and Smile group visited Wylye Valley Primary School in Codford for a day of remembrance singing and celebrations. The choir and children sang two medleys from the First World War.

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