Montgomery Remembers 13th November 2016
People of Montgomery gather at the memorial gardens to remember those fallen in World Wars. Following a parade from the Town Hall to St Nicolas Church, towns folk, British Legion, Scouts, Guides, Trefoil, Town Council, Fire Service and representatives from Animal Welfare gather at the Memorial Gardens to join together and remember those fallen. Town Mayor Mr Eric Fairbrother laid the first Wreath followed by the British Legion Men, Mr Trevor Pugh, British Legion Ladies, Mrs Cerys Thomas, Trefoil Guild, Mrs Lys Morris, The Fire Service, Scouts, Guides and Animal Welfare, Mr Chris Boundy. The Buglers, The Last Post was then played by Bugler Nikki Pugh while flags lowered to observe one’s minutes silence.
Our Town Crier, Sue Blower read out the Exhortation for the Fallen with Chris Boundy reading out the Kohima Epitaph. Another minute’s silence was observed ending with the Bugler sounds - Reveille and flags raised.
Eric Fairbrother read out those fallen for WW1 & Trever Pugh read out those fallen for WW2. Ministers Toni Bennett & Diane Stirling lead on prayers.
Armistice Day/Remembrance Sunday/Poppy appeal 2016. Poppies will be on sale at various venues in town from 29th October this year.
Centenary of the Battle of the Somme - 1 July 2016
Across the UK and in France, preparations to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme were gathering momentum when on 27th June, Montgomery Brownies made their own small yet meaningful contribution by upgrading the faded remembrance crosses in the town's Garden of Remembrance. Each of the 34 crosses remembering Montgomery's Fallen in the two World Wars was individually renamed across the back before being placed in the garden by members of the Brownie group under the careful supervision of Felicity Cusack, Brownie Leader, assisted by Fiona Mootz and (twin) Rowland. Paul Hodgson who had explained the significance of the small ceremony to the Brownies, was able to answer a number of related questions as the crosses were first named then placed in the garden.