Ash Parish Council


Remembrance Day 2007

The Remembrance Day service took place on Sunday, 11th November 2007. The parade was led by a lone piper, Euan McDermott and the union Flag was carried by young people from First Ash Vale Scouts.

Local MP Michael Gove, Chairman of the Council Nigel Manning, Acting Clerk Carole Olive and members of Ash Parish Council were joined in the parade from the Ash Centre to the War Memorial, by other uniformed organisations, together with pupils from Ash Manor School and members of the U3A (University of the 3rd Age).

A moving service was jointly conducted by Reverend Keith Bristow, Father David Osbourne and Mrs Mary Lamont. Councillor Nigel Manning, Chairman of the Parish Council led the wreath laying ceremony.

The North East Hampshire Area School Band provided the music and the bugler for the Last Post and Reveille. Tim Edwards of the St. John’s Ambulance Brigade once again, efficiently marshalled the Parade.

Following the service, the parade returned to the Ash Centre where the salute was taken by Councillor Manning as the various contingents marched past. At the end of the march past, Councillor Manning thanked all the groups and organizations that had contributed to the event, and everyone else who had attended it. Tea and coffee were then served in the Ash Centre by members of St. Peter’s Church.