At the Town Council meeting on November 2, Mayor, Councillor Mark Cooper announced with great regret that in light of the new lockdown restrictions the already scaled-down plans for Remembrance Sunday November 8 and Armistice Day November 11 will have to be abandoned. He expressed great sadness because this is such an important event for Marlborough.
In the Spring we joined the nation to mark VE Day “Together at Home”. The Town Council suggests that our community can join in the spirit of Remembrance Sunday November 8 by displaying a poppy in your window, by watching the national Service of Remembrance on television or holding a private remembrance in your home or garden. It is hoped that the nation will join in the 2-minute silence at 11 am with a doorstep commemoration on November 8th and 11th.
Marlborough Town Council have also asked that we do not to try to attend either of the war memorials at the usual time, even as part of daily exercise. With no road closure in place it simply won’t be safe to do so. You may, of course, make your own arrangements to include this route on your daily walks in the days before and after Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.
For ideas of other ways you can get involved, privately, with Remembrance please see the Royal British Legion website
A few weeks ago Mayor Mark Cooper said in a message on YouTube, “I cannot adequately express my regret that I must ask you please to stay at home this one time… Thank you for your understanding. We will remember them.”