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Amersham pays its respects on Armistice Day

DOZENS of residents gathered to pay their respects at Old Amersham Memorial Gardens on Friday (November 11).

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DOZENS of residents gathered to pay their respects at Old Amersham Memorial Gardens on Friday (November 11).

As the clock struck 11am in front of a poppy-clad war memorial, the crowd bowed their heads to remember those members of the Armed Forces lost in service.

Becca Thain had brought a group of young children along from the day nursery at Amersham Hospital.

She said: "We've come along today as we've been trying to teach the kids about Remembrance Day and what it means.

"We bought them all a poppy and got a book out of the library so they could learn and understand more about it."

Dawn Manners came to remember her great-grandfather, Thomas Collins, she said: "He died on October 30, 1915 at the battle of Somme.

"I wear this necklace around my neck with a picture of him and his wife, who went on to live to 96.

"It means a lot to me to come along and be here."

 

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