At the going down of the sun we will remember them

The Rev Andrew Lomax (left), Mayor Coun John Burns-Salmond and The Rev Canon Ian Robinson with Charlie (left) and Hugh McKay
The Rev Andrew Lomax (left), Mayor Coun John Burns-Salmond and The Rev Canon Ian Robinson with Charlie (left) and Hugh McKay
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On a beautiful but chilly morning, a Parade of Remembrance, led by David King, made its way from Caistor Market Place to the town’s Methodist Church, where a very poignant and moving service took place, conducted by the Rev Andrew Lomax and the Rev Canon Ian Robinson.

After the service, the congregation made its way to the war memorial where an Act of Remembrance took place.

Victor and Alvin Brocklesby (RAOB), Graham Smith (RNLI) and Margaret Smith (Lifeboats)   (Lin)

Victor and Alvin Brocklesby (RAOB), Graham Smith (RNLI) and Margaret Smith (Lifeboats) (Lin)

The names of the fallen from the 1914-1918 war were read out by the Rev Andrew Lomax, and the names from the 1939-1945 war by the Rev Canon Ian Robinson, to a hushed crowd of residents.

Louis King recited the immortal words of The Exhortation;

‘They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old,

Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn,

Lion President Reg Hunt laying a wreath on behalf of the Caistor and District Lions Club. (Lin)

Lion President Reg Hunt laying a wreath on behalf of the Caistor and District Lions Club. (Lin)

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.’

The haunting sounds of the Last Post, played by Ray Wylie, echoed around the area, before the two minutes silence began and the flags were lowered.

The playing of Reveille signified the time for the wreath laying to begin.

Wreaths were laid at the town’s Cenotaph on behalf of The Royal British Legion, Caistor Town Council, Caistor and District Lions Club, Brownies, Guides, Grasby and District Scouts and Cubs, The Pink Berets, The Fire Service, L.I.V.E.S, Caistor Grammar School, Caistor Primary School, Caistor Army Cadet Force, WRVS, Caistor Parish Church, The Lifeboats, The RAOB, West Lindsey District Council, RNLI and the Police.

The service of Remembrance concluded with a final prayer and blessing.

Photos by Linda Oxley.

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