Giant poppy projection and small wreath-laying service to commemorate Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day
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A giant poppy projection and small wreath-laying service formed Ely’s commemorations for Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.
Illustrator and photographer Andrew Sharpe’s red and green poppy lit up the front of Ely Cathedral’s West Tower while a small-yet-memorable remembrance service was held at the city’s war memorial earlier in the day.
Laurine Green played The Last Post and Reveille with her son Dale and Ely cathedral live-streamed their Remembrance Sunday Choral Evensong on YouTube during the afternoon.
The Bishop of Huntingdon, Dagmar Winter, was the preacher at the service which included the act of commemoration and a two minutes silence.
The tenor bell at St Mary’s Church was also tolled for 10 minutes on Sunday morning just before 11am, as allowed under current Covid-19 regulations.
Ely resident Suzanne Lindsay said: “It was a very thoughtful and well-organised half hour. A very important event in the year.
“Thank you to the organisers from the Royal British Legion. It was heart-warming to see a small socially-responsible group paying respect.”
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Lucy Frazer, MP for South East Cambridgeshire, tweeted: “We must never forget those who gave their lives for our freedom #RemembranceSunday.”