Remembrance Sunday Parade 2014

The Loftus Remembrance Sunday Parade, which was held on Sunday 9th November 2014, was once again a suitably fitting occasion as our town paused to remember and to pray for those who gave their lives for our nation in world wars and conflicts past and present.

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The Parade assembles outside of Loftus Town Hall and Loftus Parish Church

At 10:45 am the Parade assembled outside Lotus Town Hall and St Leonard’s Church before parading down to the newly restored Loftus War Memorial.

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The Parade arrives at the War Memorial

Large crowds gathered all around the war memorial at 11:00 am as a two minutes silence was kept by all.

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Silence is kept by the large crowd attending the service

Wreaths were laid by the Mayor, by representatives of the Armed Forces and by a number of local Schools and Community Groups.

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The Rector with Dale Hopper the Remembrance Sunday Parade Commander

The Act of Remembrance ended with the singing of the National Anthem and with the Rector pronouncing the blessing.

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Andrew Renton with his son and the Rector

Also attending the Loftus Parade was Andrew Renton of Boosbeck, who had run over 100 miles during the previous four days, in-order to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal.  Andrew raised over £600 for this year’s Poppy Appeal and marked his achievement by laying a wreath at Loftus War Memorial; he is pictured above with The Rector.