World War I: Remembrance services in Royston mark armistice centenary
- Credit: Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS
The Royston community came together to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War yesterday.
Crowds in their hundreds lined the streets to watch the parade which featured servicemen and women, veterans, cadets, community groups and more – and there were two services on the day as well as the well-observed Act of Rememberance at 11am.
Dignitaries – including town mayor Councillor Iain Leggett and Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Neville Reyner – attended the event at the Royston War Memorial, where a special exhibition was on display.
Councillor Leggett said: “I felt honoured and very touched as town mayor to see so many folk paying their respects as we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the closing of the First World War.
“To see young and old together in their hundreds says such a lot about our town. I also want to thank the Royston British Legion and others for their hard work in organising such a memorable morning.
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“I would also like to thank Chris Murphy for the very touching displays at the memorial, a fitting tribute to the fallen. Thank you to everyone who attended”.
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