Nov 20, 2013
On Sunday 10th November 2013 at 11am, Bowes House remembered all those that had served and fallen during the two World Wars.
Lynn’s Coffee Shop was the venue for a Remembrance Service which was attended by over 50 people including residents, relatives, members of the local community and guests from the Royal Air Forces Association. Due to it being a bitterly cold November morning, a potted tree was bought into the coffee shop and after a beautiful service led by the Chairperson of the Residents Committee, Mary Laxton, residents were invited to place their crosses of remembrance around the tree.
A poppy wreath was also laid by Malachi Jones, the 12 year old great grandson of resident, Molly Marks. All the crosses and the wreath were transferred into the courtyard garden later that day. Bowes House resounded with the sound of hymns being sung. Following this the hymns followed a two minute silence where family, friends and loved ones were remembered. The silence was broken by the sound of ‘The Last Post’ being played. It was a very emotional and moving service.
On a lighter note the British Legion Standard Bearer and Bugler were due to attend the service to lower the standard and to play the last post, but unfortunately they didn’t arrive. The ‘Last Post’ played at the service was courtesy of ‘You Tube’. It wasn’t until later that day it was announced that the Bugler, whilst playing the ‘Last Post’ at the Hailsham Remembrance Service prior to attending the service at Bowes House, had passed out; which resulted in him falling into the Standard Bearer and both of them ending up in A & E for the rest of the day. Under the circumstances we forgave them for not attending. Fingers crossed next year will be less dramatic for them.
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