For as long as we can remember, the parishioners of Kilburn have mustered at Bown Close for 1:50pm and left in a parade heading towards the war memorial for our annual act of remembrance, two minutes silence and short church service led by the local vicar from St Clements Church, Horsley. The view is usually one of three hundred families, friends and onlookers, all of whom wish to pay their respect to those who sacrificed their tomorrow for our today.
However this year there was an eerie
silence as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has meant that the band were unable to attend, the number of attendees were restricted, there and a second national lockdown meant that parishioners were unfortunately unable to attend.
At 2pm on remembrance Sunday 11 members of the public all chosen from our respected community groups attended a small wreath laying service led by Cllr David Hall, Chairman of Kilburn Parish Council followed by a number of prayers and two minutes silence.
This year we were also fortunate to have a serving RAF solider who also resides in Kilburn come along and lower the flag and pay his respects to those who have been tragically lost in conflicts across the world.
It was also heart-warming and good to see residents both old and young outside on their doorsteps at 11am observing two minutes’ silence whilst following social distancing guidelines.