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Remembrance Sunday 2017

Three innovations this year were:-

1) Everyone sitting in the warm Chapel itself but facing out into the foyer so they could see the wreath laying
2) The wreath laying including the Priory School 'Junior trustees' "building" a wreath by inserting one red poppy into a pre-prepared green wreath as each name of the 55 was read out. Thus linking the youth of today with the lost youth of the past - Thank you to Ray Henning for organising this. John Why, whose idea was behind the occasion, and a Priory School student read the names.
3) The stories of two of the 55 (Fred Ruffle and Ronald Blythe) were told in detail by Alan Pett and David Carter, and gave meaning to the sort of young men we were honouring.

Thanks also to Peter Morling who led the Exhortation and Commitment, with Barrie Woollard and Paul Hayler who laid wreaths on behalf of the OLO and Chapel Trustees.

There were other changes too including having the trumpet "Last Post" played by a Priory School student inside the chapel rather than outside - sending shivers down the spine!

About 40 people were present including the Mayor of Lewes who laid a wreath on behalf of the Borough.

The portrait of Neville Bradshaw looked on approvingly!

Order of Service





A selection of photographs taken on the day




Many of the congregation afterwards decamped to the Dorset Arms for a most convivial lunch, arranged by Barrie Woollard.