Remembrance Sunday: Thousands gather in Powys to pay respects to fallen heroes

Reporter:

Jonny Drury

People turned out in their thousands across Powys on Sunday to remember fallen war heroes.

On Friday’s Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday parades and services took place in various parts of the county, as families who have lost loved ones, former serviceman, and the general public paid their respects.

In Welshpool large crowds came out on Friday, as the last post sounded, before a service took place at the memorial garden on Maesydre.

Remembrance Sunday in Newtown, pictures by Mike Sheridan

Also on Friday the remembrance festival took place in the town hall, and had a packed out crowd.

The traditional service and parade took place on Sunday through the town, and at St Mary’s Church.

Silence fell across Radnorshire on Sunday morning as communities across the region remembered those killed at war.

Crowds gathered for Remembrance Day services at cenotaphs and memorials to observe a two-minute silence and lay poppy wreaths.

The annual service at Llandrindod Wells saw its biggest parade ever from the town’s Royal British Legion to the war memorial, where the service was conducted by the Royal British Legion Branch Chaplain, Rev Adrian Legg.

The parade was made up of representatives from number of organisations in the town and surrounding district, including Brownies, Guides, Scouts, and the fire service.

Remembrance Day in Builth Wells began with a service at St Mary’s church. Those present, including members of the local RBL and local groups that participates in the service, then marched to the the Groe where they joined a large crowd at the cenotaph.

 

Mayor of Builth Wells Cllr Meryl Prynne laid a poppy wreath on behalf of the Town Council, as did representatives from the cadets, local schools and organisations.

 

The annual United Service of Remembrance was held at St Padarn’s Church, Llanbadarn Fawr, on Sunday afternoon.

 

Members of the RBL, Crossgates Community Council and local schools were among those who gathered for the service and laid wreaths.

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