Hundreds gather at Remembrance Service in Harlow Town Park
Communities / Mon 13th Nov 2023 at 08:15am
HUNDREDS gathered in the pouring rain to pay their respects to all those who had fallen in the conflicts around the world.
The service was held at Netteswell Cross in the heart of the town park.
Conducted by Reverend Albert Watson, the theme was one of reflection over the past year and reference was made both to ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East.
The names of all those whose names are on the monuments were read out. From the three Riley brothers (Cyril, Francis and Tom) in the First World War to Jospeh Hill, killed in Northern Ireland.
Many laid wreaths including MPs Robert Halfon, chair of Harlow Council Andrew Johnson, leader of Harlow Labour, Cllr Chris Vince.
There were representatives of the emergency services.
There was a fine showing from all the scouts and guides groups across the town.
Many Harlow residents laid wreaths. Every year, until he passed away aged 98, Norman Bryant would lay a wreath. it was poignant to see his widow Betty do it on Sunday.
Special mention for a great turn out from the Outlaws MC motorcycle group. And a mention as well to Mark aka Tigerman.
The film of the proceedings is below.
Well done to everyone who turned up for this great service which was held yesterday in the town park. The weather was pretty wet at first but it soon dried up. Once again well done to everyone who turned up to show their respect to our fallen,vetrans and current service personnel who put their lives on the line to protect us all and keep us all safe. From Dan Long
The Reverend Albert Watson, made an absolutely remarkable speech. Well done Sir 👏👏👏👏🙏
Also well done to the Harlow Salvation Army Band for playing the Hymn tunes, Last Post and the National Anthem
The speech was excellent and timely and the entire organisation was first rate.