Trowbridge Town Council and the Royal British Legion hosted the recent Remembrance Service at the War Memorial in the Town Park. A crowd of over 3500 people paid tribute to the fallen of all conflicts, the occasion being made more poignant in commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War. 92-year-old Bob Conway, a veteran of the Normandy campaign, laid a wreath on behalf of the Normandy Veterans’ Association, receiving an emotional round of applause. Roy Zaman, chairman of the Trowbridge branch of the Royal British Legion, said “The crowd was the largest in living memory, and the weather was fantastic for the occasion”.
Also to commemorate the centenary, Trowbridge was decorated with hundreds of woollen poppies that were generously knitted by individuals and organisations throughout the town. Aby Cooper, the Council’s Customer Service Manager, said: “We are so grateful to all who took part, and in particular to Shaws The Drapers for providing knitting materials.’’ She added “We will be donating a number of the poppies to the charity ‘Combat Stress’, with the remainder to be used for future commemorations.” If you are a keen knitter and would like to become involved in this continuing project, please call the Information Team on 01225 765072 or drop into the Information Centre.