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Poppy wreaths at a war memorial

A service of remembrance will be broadcast live from the war memorial in Gostrey Meadow, Farnham on Sunday 8 November. 

As government guidelines mean fewer people can be present at this year’s act of remembrance and with priority given to veterans and current service personnel, Farnham Town Council is broadcasting the service live on its Facebook channel so that people can watch proceedings from the safety of their home or later in the day.

Councillor Pat Evans, Mayor of Farnham will lay a wreath on behalf of the people of the town. She says: “Although we’ve had to scale down this year’s service, I want to reassure everybody who would normally attend that the occasion will be no less poignant and will be a fitting tribute to the servicemen and women who gave their lives in service.” 

Tributes will also be laid by the Royal British Legion who are supporting Farnham Town Council in organising the annual commemoration, Deputy Lieutenant Brigadier Hood QVRM TD DL, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP and representatives of community organisations. 

Barriers will be installed in Gostrey Meadow and South Street to restrict the numbers of people at the war memorial and to ensure safe social distancing of guests, many of whom may be more vulnerable veterans. Strict COVID-19 compliance measures will be in place. 

There will be opportunities throughout the day for members of the public to lay their personal tributes at the war memorial after the formal service has ended. 

To watch the service live from 10.30am, visit Farnham Town Council’s Facebook page

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