Crowds link arms in moving tribute during London Colney Remembrance Day service

PUBLISHED: 16:23 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:14 14 November 2018

Royal British Legion standard bearer with flag bearers from scout and guide movement. Picture: John Andrews

Royal British Legion standard bearer with flag bearers from scout and guide movement. Picture: John Andrews

Archant

Crowds linked arms in tribute to orphans during a special centenary Remembrance Day service in London Colney.

Marion Brown with veteran Adrian Wood. Picture: John AndrewsMarion Brown with veteran Adrian Wood. Picture: John Andrews

Hundreds of people came to the thirty-minute service, including councillors, representatives from The Royal British Legion, Herts Police, and 110 youngsters from the scouting movement.

People linked arms when the names of 19 orphans were added to the war memorial.

London Colney Parish Council chairman Malcolm MacMillan said the service was moving: “It is your presence that gives us confidence for future memorial parades.

“It is essential to recognise the peace dividend that has been given to us by those who laid down their lives for their friends and their country.”

The London Colney Remembrance Day parade. Picture: John AndrewsThe London Colney Remembrance Day parade. Picture: John Andrews

People also had the opportunity to sign and comment in a book of remembrance, which will remain open at the Caledon Community Centre during November.

Cllr Malcolm MacMillan, Chair of London Colney Parish Council and Rosie Rawlinson from St Peter’s Church, London Colney. Picture: John AndrewsCllr Malcolm MacMillan, Chair of London Colney Parish Council and Rosie Rawlinson from St Peter’s Church, London Colney. Picture: John Andrews

London Colney War Memorial. Picture: John AndrewsLondon Colney War Memorial. Picture: John Andrews

More news stories

54 minutes ago

Bricket Wood musician Alex Scott has released a track to raise £10k for Cancer Research.

A former St Albans scout leader who subjected a child to ‘sickening’ abuse has been jailed.

St Albans patients are among more than 20,000 in the Herts Valleys who are waiting at least three weeks to see a GP, new figures reveal.

07:53

A crash and a broken down vehicle near the M25’s Potters Bar junction have been causing delays anticlockwise this morning.

CountryPhile

I should probably have taken the hint! Walking out into the garden recently an unprecedented flock of thirty or more crows raucously greeted me from the treetops at the bottom of my garden. Cawing and croaking these big, black birds clung clumsily to the top most branches and twigs, jostling and flapping to stay balanced in a constant flurry of feathers. There is always something ominous about crows – they are after all carrion crows, the vultures of the bird world – always watching for scraps and weakness that might mean their next meal.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition
Zoo Watch CountryPhile

Newsletter Sign Up

Herts Advertiser weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards