The county came together as one on Sunday 11 November to commemorate 100 years since the end of the bloody First World War, with events taking place in towns and villages including Bridgnorth, Telford and Shifnal. One place that marked the date in spectacular fashion was Much Wenlock, with a ceremony that included the lighting of a beacon and a moving rendition of the Last Post by a bugler from the Royal Signals. Organiser Arthur Hill explains that the event was of particular significance for him, as several members of his family were killed or injured during the conflict.
“The event was extremely well supported by the community, and when the bugler played, the way sound carried through the air was truly amazing,” says Arthur. “I’ve had over 30 letters of thanks since the event, and I’d like to thank Dan Thomas, Trevor Childs, David Gibbon and David Turner, not to mention Geoff Renwick and the team at William Brookes, who were fantastic.”
Ahead of Remembrance Sunday, Ludlow MP Philip Dunne joined Royal British Legion supporters in Broseley to help with the poppy collection, saying, “The Royal British Legion, of which I’m a member, plays a vital role in supporting service veterans and their families throughout the year. The Legion is instrumental in supporting parades and services across the length of the country around Remembrance Sunday.”