IN PICTURES: Honiton World War One commemorations

12:34 20 August 2014

Wreath laying ceremony at Honiton's war memorial to mark the one hundredth anniversary of World War One. The standard is lowered as a two minute silence is observed. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 2061-34-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Wreath laying ceremony at Honiton's war memorial to mark the one hundredth anniversary of World War One. The standard is lowered as a two minute silence is observed. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 2061-34-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Archant

The community of Honiton turned out to pay its respects to the soldiers that lost their lives during World War One.

A civic ceremony was held by Honiton Town Council last Sunday at St Paul’s Church to mark the 100th anniversary of the Great War.

A wreath was laid on the town’s war memorial.

The mayor of Honiton, Cllr Peter Halse, told the Midweek Herald that the event went very well.

He added: “This was a civic ceremony to remember those that died. There were 66 of them in Honiton. We wanted to honour them.

“It was quite a moving occasion.”

It is believed more than 100 people attended the service at St Paul’s Church.

Members of the local branches of the Royal British Legion, air cadets and army cadets were in attendance alongside civic leaders from the local authorities.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

48 minutes ago

Three former volunteers with the RNLI lifeboat in Lyme Regis and one new recruit received awards at the crew’s end of season party on Saturday (September 24).

Read more
Yesterday, 17:30

Motorists are being warned to take their valuables with them after a spate of car break-ins across East Devon.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:37

A third of ‘Jurassic Ambassadors’ who volunteer their time to promote the historic coastline are from East Devon.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Pecorama’s first Bake It Big event raised £500 for a worthy cause.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

Lyme Regis Medical Centre is calling on budding young artists to draw or paint their vision of what the doctor of the future might look like.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Healthy eating charity HALFF is launching a new ‘cooking for one’ group in Seaton, thanks to funding and support from another local charity - Eating with Dignity.

Read more
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Police officers dealt with 39 recorded offences in Axminster during August.

Read more
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Devon County Council’s cabinet is backing calls for state pension equality for women.

Read more
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Retired airline pilot Ian White was the speaker at the September meeting of Musbury and Whitford WI.

Read more
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Charity representatives in East Devon have the chance to take part in a unique bidding process for funds in front of a panel of ‘dragons’ in Honiton next month.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications