Remembering Hailsham’s bravest

THE BEAUTIFUL Autumnal colours glowing in thousands of leaves which have fallen from trees across Wealden District are a poignant reminder of the region’s loved fathers and sons who have given their lives for our country in times of world war conflict.

Residents have been warmly reminded to remember those townsfolk in the Hailsham parish who paid the ultimate sacrifice by coming along to two very special events.

Dignatries and others will gather at 10.45am at Hailsham War Memorial for the two minute silence at 11am on November 11 (11/11/11), a special date - and this year also marks the 90th anniversary since the memorial was built.

There will also be a special remembrance service at the war memorial at 10.45am on Sunday, November 13.

The vicar of St Mary’s Church, Rev David Bourne, will lead the event with RBL padre, Rev Peter Clark.

Veterans will first take part in a parade alongside youth organisations setting off from the Charles Hunt Centre car park at 10.30am.

A member of the town council memorial trust will give an address.

Mike Weller, chairman of Hailsham RBL, said: “We invite members of the public to come along and support us for these two very important events.

“There will be street collections taking place on these two days, in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

“We rely on the generosity of the public a great deal, and this last year, helped to achieve a total of just over £15,000.

“Our sincere thanks to all those who support us, and in that was also support our armed forces.”

For further information about rememberance events in Hailsham, contact Mr Weller on 01323 440749.