Budleigh remembers

PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 November 2015

Budleigh remembrance and wreath laying. Ref exb 6316-46-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Budleigh remembrance and wreath laying. Ref exb 6316-46-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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Scores of people turned out for Budleigh Salterton's annual remembrance parade to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in wars.

Around 70 wreaths were laid at the war memorial in Coastguard Road before a parade of around 100 people marched through the town centre.

St Peter’s Church was packed with Budleigh residents for the annual remembrance service, which was led by the Reverend Ann Charlton.

Poppy Appeal organiser Glenn Sismore-Hunt said: “It ran very well. It is particularly pleasing that more and more children were involved, which is very good.

“It was particularly good this year as the Christian names of those who have fallen were added – it felt very personal.”

Counting has begun to determine how much money has been raised by the Poppy Appeal’s collections.

This year, the appeal has been allowed to open a shop in The Lawn, near St Peter’s Church, to sell poppy-related items.

Shop owner Harry Carter has allowed the Poppy Appeal to open the shop for the upcoming late-night shopping event on December 4.

Glenn’s wife Caz, who also helps organise the town’s Poppy Appeal, thanked Harry for the opportunity.

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