100 Years of Remembrance


Laying the wreath

On Sunday 11th November the Royal British Legion held a special remembrance service at the Minster to mark the end of WW1.  A number of dignitaries were present including the Deputy Lord-Leutenant, Vice Admiral Tony Johnstone-Burt, the PCC Martyn Underhill and the Chairman of East Dorset District Council.

A parade processed from the Legion which included many military personnel, scouts, guides and Freemasons.  At the back the Wessex Military Band played the procession through the streets up to the Minster where the pavements were lined with so many onlookers who clapped as the parade marched by.

After the service, a number of wreaths were laid whilst the names of the fallen from the local area, were read aloud the gathered crowd.  A very fitting tribute to Wimborne Minster’s local heroes.

The Town Mayor Cllrs Mrs Kelly Webb said “I was very touched by the enormous support of the community and so honoured to be involved in it this year”.