The Parish Council would like to thank all those residents who ensured that Riding Mill offered a fitting tribute to those who died in the First World War. The village looked spectacular – the poppy displays, the information boards, the silent soldiers, the exhibitions, the community bell ringing – all contributed to the occasion and honoured the memory of the men who died.
The numbers attending the Remembrance Service and rededication ceremony were exceptional and the efforts made really showed our village and community at its best.
Below is a selection of photos from the weekend together with a copy of the Order of Service from the rededication ceremony.
Remembrance Day Remembered
by John Mole
For the sake of men we never knew
We trooped into the hall
Where their names in golden letters
Were written on the wall
Somebody sounded a bugle
And ghosts seemed everywhere
Until the last note softly fell
On the suddenly empty air.
Then the world filled up with living
In its own accustomed way.
With the usual busy traffic
Of the usual busy day.
But what I most remember
And know that I always will
Is how we stood utterly silent
And absolutely still.