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PICTURE SPECIAL AND VIDEO: Rememembrance weekend in Spalding continues with parade and prayers at Springfields Outlet Shopping




War veterans in Spalding ensured that families doing some Saturday shopping were included in Remembrance commemorations at the weekend.

Members of the Royal British Legion (RBL) in Spalding were prominent for a Remembrance service at Springfields Outlet Shopping and Festival Gardens on Saturday morning.

Tills fell silent temporarily as young people from 1406 (Spalding) Squadron Air Training Corps and Spalding (Detachment) Army Cadets joined war veterans from South Holland for a short service inside the gardens.

Standard bearers lead a Remembrance parade from Springfields Outlet Shopping to the Memorial Garden, part of Springfields Festival Gardens, Spalding.Photo by Tim Wilson.SG-101118-006TW
Standard bearers lead a Remembrance parade from Springfields Outlet Shopping to the Memorial Garden, part of Springfields Festival Gardens, Spalding.Photo by Tim Wilson.SG-101118-006TW

Coun Rodney Grocock, chairman of South Holland District Council, Chris Carter, Spalding RBL branch president, Frank White, branch chairman, and British Nuclear Tests Veteran, Doug Hern, were among those to lay wreaths within the gardens.

The Vicar of Spalding, the Rev John Bennett, who led the service, said: "It was very important to be part of an event like this as it's a reminder that all of our lives, not matter what age you are, have been affected by World Wars and continued conflicts."

Mr White said: "There aren't any people around who were alive during World War I.

"But it was such a dramatic horror and although the Armistice was signed, thousands of soldiers still died needlessly."

Mr Carter said: "It was a privilege and honour to be there and one is overwhelmed by the amazing things our forebears did for us."


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