Every year for the last decade or so, Fordingbridge Rotary has provided marshals to close the roads for the Remembrance Sunday parade. Sadly this year, the parade could not take place. Normally, the President would be the only Rotarian excused from marshalling duties, so that he/she could lay the wreath and represent Rotary in the parade. However, due to travelling difficulties, Martin Calver, treasurer, laid the wreath at the memorial gates (see picture)
So, Fordingbridge Rotary once again took part in the Remembrance Sunday events on Sunday 8th November. The wreath was being placed at the memorial gate, in compliance with the Town Council’s view that that there should be no assembly. As Rotary was leaving, three members of the local constabulary arrived to do the same. Whilst standing at Bridge Street, members were able to hear the last post from the fire station. Obviously there was quite a number of people at the memorial at the appropriate hour of 11.00 am.