RESIDENTS, representatives from the Royal British Legion, district and parish councillors, schoolchildren, scouts and other community groups gathered in Catshill for the village’s annual Remembrance Sunday parade and service.
After a short indoor service at Catshill Club, the parade made its way to the village’s memorial which, as The Standard reported last week, has recently been restored and rededicated.
There, there was the full Remembrance service, featuring the Last Post, Exhortation and Reveille, along with the two-minute silence which more than 450 people attended – the event’s largest ever crowd.
Alan Kelly, the secretary of the Lickey End branch of The Royal British Legion, said: ”It was heartening to see so many attend the service this year, to remember those from Catshill who paid the ultimate price during the two wars.”
He added the day gave the community, especially those with a relative named on the memorial, a chance to see the full extent of the work and discuss further work for the coming years.
Afterwards, there was tea, coffee and biscuits back at Catshill Club.