To commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War, last year Sherston’s Service of Remembrance was held in the open for the first time. Estimates put the attendance in excess of 600 and the ceremony was considered a success by the village.
Accordingly, it is propose to hold the ceremony in the open, in front of the lych gate, again this year following a similar format with everyone in position by 10.45am. The service will start at 10.55 with the 2 minutes silence at 11.00. Representatives of the churches in Sherston will be taking the service. In addition to the regular wreath layers there will be an opportunity to lay a wreath or floral tribute in memory of anyone who died in any conflict or died during military service.
The Sherston service includes Easton Grey and the names of their fallen are read out during the service so everyone from Easton Grey is invited.
A limited number of chairs will be available for those who cannot stand. Those with wheelchairs and mobility scooters should use them.
Church Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 10.00 am until 12.00pm, diversions will be in place along Sandpits Lane, Green Lane, and Court Street.