Children pay tribute to the fallen at Axminster ceremony

PUBLISHED: 15:30 11 November 2019 | UPDATED: 19:20 11 November 2019

A pupil lays a cross at  the war memorial during Axminster's Act of Remembrance. Picture Chris Carson

A pupil lays a cross at the war memorial during Axminster's Act of Remembrance. Picture Chris Carson

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More than 200 children took part in the annual Act of Remembrance at Axminster today (Monday, November 11).

Armistice Day commemorations at Seaton. Picture: June MillmanArmistice Day commemorations at Seaton. Picture: June Millman

Pupils from local primary schools at All Saints, Axminster (Community and St Mary's RC), Membury, Uplyme and Chardstock took part in the ceremony on the Minster Green.

Youngster placed wreaths at the war memorial and planted wooden crosses, bearing the names local people who died in conflicts around the world.

Local school children at the Act of Remebrance around Axminster war memorial.. Picture Chris CarsonLocal school children at the Act of Remebrance around Axminster war memorial.. Picture Chris Carson

The children gave readings and said prayers and the names of those from the Axminster area who lost their lives in both World Wars, was read by co-ordinator Mervyn Symes.

A spokesman for the Axminster branch of the Royal British Legion said: "We had a fantastic response from the schools, the teachers and parents."

St Mary's RC Primary School children at the Act of Remebrance around Axminster war memorial.. Picture Chris CarsonSt Mary's RC Primary School children at the Act of Remebrance around Axminster war memorial.. Picture Chris Carson

RBL Chaplain Rev Geoffrey Walsh, thanked the children for taking part and making wreaths and poppy crosses, the smaller ones of which were laid in the Garden of Remembrance.

There was also an Act of Remembrance in Seaton's Windsor Gardens.

Axminster mayor Anni Young at the Act of Remembrance. Picture Chris CarsonAxminster mayor Anni Young at the Act of Remembrance. Picture Chris Carson

At Kilmington, Monday's Act of Remembrance was held at the cricket club ground where a maroon signalled the end of the silence. Yesterday (Sunday) members of the village's Royal British Legion branch attended services at Kilmington and Dalwood memorials.

Kilmington RBL standard bearer  Richard Norman.at the village's Act of Remembrance. Picture Pete GrimmettKilmington RBL standard bearer Richard Norman.at the village's Act of Remembrance. Picture Pete Grimmett

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