Isle gearing up to pay tribute to our forces personnel

A previous Remembrance Sunday service in Epworth.
A previous Remembrance Sunday service in Epworth.

THE Isle will gather in silent tribute this weekend to honour the area’s heroes killed in wars and conflicts.

Epworth’s Remembrance Sunday parade and church service will take place on November 11.

The Royal British Legion, supported by other organisations will assemble at the Memorial Stone and Garden in Albion Hill at 10.30am. They will then parade to the Methodist Church in High Street, via Albion Hill and Market Place, arriving at 10.50am for a church service.

As Remembrance Sunday this year falls on November 11, Armistice Day, there will be no separate services to mark the two days.

A remembrance service will be held at Eastoft St Bartholomews Church at 10.50am, led by Reverend Ken Sargeantson and attended by parishioners from Eastoft, Swinefleet and Whitgift parish churches as well as representatives of Swinefleet Eastoft and Reedness parish councils.

Mr Sargeantson said: “It is important to mark Remembrance Sunday. For me personally my father fought in the trenches of World War One and in the modern age there is a war in Afghanistan. It is an affirmation that the nation shows its appreciation for its servicemen and women.”

Following the service there will be a walk to the war memorial for the laying of wreaths.

A remembrance service has been organised by Haxey Parish Council on Sunday which will begin at 9.30am at the War Memorial in Epworth Road. A bugler from South Axholme Academy will attend and children from the scout group will parade with war veterans to St Nicholas’ Church.

Remembrance services also begin at 10.45am in Ealand and noon in Crowle.