World War I: Armistice centenary marked in North Herts and South Cambs

The Remembrance Sunday service at Sandon's parish church. Picture: Gay Ayton

The Remembrance Sunday service at Sandon's parish church. Picture: Gay Ayton - Credit: Archant

Remembrance services have taken place in our North Herts and South Cambs villages to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The Remembrance Sunday service at Sandon's parish church. Picture: Gay Ayton

The Remembrance Sunday service at Sandon's parish church. Picture: Gay Ayton - Credit: Archant

In Sandon, there was a blessing for a new commemorative stone outside the parish church as well as a service, and this was attended by the Hertfordshire President of The British Legion Colonel KR Fitzgerald among others.

Bassingbourn commemorations took place at the war memorial and in the Church of St Peter and St Paul

Bassingbourn commemorations took place at the war memorial and in the Church of St Peter and St Paul. Picture: Courtesy of Vic Nickson - Credit: Archant

In Bassingbourn, the Centenary Armistice Commemoration was attended by more than 400 villagers and visitors. The Remembrance service was led by the Rev Dr Caroline Yandell and as each of the names of the WWI Soldiers were called, 42 Bassingbourn schoolchildren laid a personal poppy cross under each soldier’s name.

Police officers attending the Bassingbourn service. Picture: @SouthCambsCops

Police officers attending the Bassingbourn service. Picture: @SouthCambsCops - Credit: @SouthCambsCops

In The Mordens, there were several services at war memorials and churches. Steeple Morden’s Tricia Covington said on Facebook: “Thank you to all of you who attended the various services of Remembrance yesterday. It was wonderful to see so many people remembering the conflicts of the past and what is happening around the world now. An amazing £965 was collected for the poppy appeal in the church. Thank you.”

Bassingbourn commemorations took place at the war memorial and in the Church of St Peter and St Paul

Bassingbourn commemorations took place at the war memorial and in the Church of St Peter and St Paul. Picture: Courtesy of Vic Nickson - Credit: Archant

She also said the branch needed new members to continue to put on these events.

Bassingbourn commemorations took place at the war memorial and in the Church of St Peter and St Paul

Bassingbourn commemorations took place at the war memorial and in the Church of St Peter and St Paul. Picture: Courtesy of Vic Nickson - Credit: Archant

There were also many other services, including events at Thriplow, Fowlmere, Melbourn, Therfield, Barley, and Barkway.

The Mordens Royston British Legion branch held Remembrance Sunday services in the parish. Picture: A

The Mordens Royston British Legion branch held Remembrance Sunday services in the parish. Picture: Albert Covington - Credit: Archant