VIDEO: Armistice Day marked by service in Rotherham town centre

SHOPPERS, members of the Royal British Legion and the Mayor of Rotherham joined an act of remembrance for Armistice Day in Rotherham town centre this morning.

Following a welcome from the Vicar of Rotherham, Rev Phil Batchford, bugler Wendy Atkinson sounded the Last Post in the shadow of Rotherham Minster.

Frank Wells of the legion gave a reading of Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen, with its familiar lines: “At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.”

Around 150 people paused at All Saints’ Square at 11am for two minutes’ silence in memory of the fallen, before Rev Batchford invited them to honour those who have fought and those who continue to serve today with a round of applause.



Hundreds more attended services across the borough yesterday for Remembrance Day. See this Friday's Advertiser for a full round-up of the commemorations.