GOLDSWORTH Park witnessed its biggest-ever Remembrance Day gathering when residents assembled in the bright sunshine outside the Park’s Health Centre on Sunday, to honour those who died in the line of duty in military service.
The ceremony was led by Curate in Charge at St Andrew’s Church, the Reverend Daniel Natnael. He was assisted by Reverend Chris Harrison, a non-stipendiary curate.
Reverends Natnael and Harrison led members of Goldsworth Park Scouts and Guides in full colour regalia from their local base at The Generation Centre, to join a congregation comprising more than 200 people.
The traditional 11am two-minute silence was observed, and it was preceded by the sounding of the Last Post. Poppy wreaths were laid on memorial plaques by representatives of the Scouts and Guides, local retailers, the Goldsworth Park Community Association, and relatives of many of the departed whose names were on the tributes.
Martin Slocock – of Slocock Nurseries – on whose land Goldsworth Park was built, also laid a wreath in memory of those nursery workers who died while in military service.