Towns show their respect for the fallen with war memorial commemoration services

Avril Barnes, Philip Clegg, Siobhan Collis and Fiona Clegg took part in the service at at Stow Maries Aerodrome (Photo: David Davies)

(Left to Right) Veronique Elkstein, Russell Savory and Terry Saunders singing World War One songs at Stow Maries Aerodrome. Photo by David Davies.

Terry Saunders leads a sing-a-long at Stow Maries Aerodrome. Photo by David Davies.

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Residents have shown their respect to those who died during the First World War by attending commemoration services around the district. 

Wreaths were laid by Maldon Town Council, Maldon District Council, MP John Whittingdale, the British Legion, Maldon Rotary and Plume School on Sunday followed by an ecumenical community service, during which Plume School pupils gave a tribute to the nine local men who died in 1914.

Burnham Town Council held a service as part of the national Lights Out commeroration, which included a candle-lit vigil, short service of prayers and music from Members of the Rayleigh Brass.

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome commemorated the centenary with a candlelit evening of wartime songs, readings and poetry, also taking part in “Lights Out”, extinguishing all lights at the aerodrome at 10pm, leaving a single candle burning.

Russell Savory, Aerodrome Manager said: "As the only intact WW1 aerodrome remaining, we really appreciate the continued support from our local community, particularly on this significant day when we honour those airmen who died serving their country at this aerodrome."

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