September 28th, 2016

Rubery packed as hundreds gather for the village’s Remembrance Sunday parade and services

Updated: 4:24 pm, Nov 08, 2015

MORE THAN 250 people went along to Rubery’s Remembrance Sunday commemorations which were held at the village’s Royal British Legion Club on New Road.

After early morning rain, the showers held off for the duration of the service which was given by Rev Sandy Ellis.

Wreaths were laid at the memorial outside the club and bugler Stephanie Cotterill played the Last Post, Exhortation and Reveille either side of a well-observed two-minutes silence.

After that, there was a parade led by Rubery Youth Marching Band to St Chad’s Church where there was a short service given by vicar Rev Claire Turner.

Rubery Royal British Legion chairman Gethin Phillips told The Standard: “It all went very well – we were very lucky with the weather and had a really good turn-out.”

Afterwards at the Rubery Royal British Legion Club, there was a family disco and refreshments for those in the uniformed services.

The Rubery Royal British Legion thanked chairman Gethin Phillips for organising the commemorations, Jo, Claire, Mia and Beth for preparing the food for our uniformed organisations, Rubery Youth Marching Band and those in the uniformed organisations for participating in proceedings and everyone in the village who went along to pay their respects.