“We Will Remember Them” – Remembrance Sunday, 2023

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L to R: Frank York, Bailiff to the Lord of the Manor, Paul Johnson, President, Rowell Fair Society

On a cold and damp morning, representatives of Rothwell – the Town Council, Churches Together, Royal British Legion (Rothwell & District), the Rowell Fair Society, various Town and Youth Organisations and Veterans gathered alongside fellow Rowellians and paid their respects, as part of the town’s Remembrance Sunday Parade & Service 2023.

Residents of Rothwell gather to pay their respects.

10am: The solemn event began with a procession from the Market Square to Holy Trinity Church on Squires Hill.

10.15am: the Service began at the Church and continued outside at the War Memorial.

L to R: Sandra, who played ‘The Last Post’, Barbara Cox (Vice-Chair, Rothwell RBL) and Revd. Andrew Farrington

11.00am: The two-minute silence was observed immediately followed by the wreath-laying ceremony at the Rothwell War Memorial.

Paul Johnson, President, Rowell Fair Society and Cllr Ray Davis, Mayor of Rothwell

Several community organisations in Rothwell contributed to the town’s Remembrance decorations.

Afterwards, the Mayor held a Reception at the Market House.

The Market House © Wikipedia

“They shall grow not old,
as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning
We will remember them”

Poem: “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon