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Wealden Remembers on Armistice Day Centenary

Media Release : 09 November 2018

On Sunday 11 November, Wealden District Council will be honouring those who gave their lives for their country at Remembrance Day events across the District.

Lest we forget

This year is especially poignant as 2018 commemorates the centenary of the end of the First World War and Armistice Day. 

Councillor Chris Hardy, Wealden District Council Chairman, will be attending Remembrance Services at Hailsham and Uckfield. In the morning he will attend the service at the Hailsham War Memorial at 10:45am. In the afternoon he will be attending a church service in Uckfield at 3:00pm at Holy Cross Church followed by a wreath laying ceremony. At both services he will be laying a wreath on behalf of the Council.

Cllr Hardy said “It is important that we continue to honour those who lost their lives in service to their country. By taking time to pause and reflect, we ensure that all those affected by war and conflict are remembered long beyond this centenary year.”

WDC Vice Chairman Councillor Pam Doodes will be attending the Remembrance Service in Heathfield at 10:00am at All Saints Church. Cllr Doodes will lay a wreath at the Cade Street War Memorial.

Other ceremonies taking place include those in Polegate from 10:00am, and Crowborough from 2:00pm, being attended by Cllr David Watts and Cllr Philip Lunn respectively. They will also be laying wreaths on behalf of the Council.