Ash Parish Council

Remembrance Day 2009 -

We Will Remember Them

The 2009 Remembrance Day parade and service took place on Sunday, 8th November. The parade from the Ash Centre to the Ash War Memorial was led by lone piper, Euan McDermott. The Union Flag was carried by representatives from The Girl Guides Association.

The local dignitaries were led by the Deputy Mayor of Guildford. Councillor Marsha Moseley, Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove, Chairman of Ash Parish Council Nigel Manning, Clerk of the Council Carole Olive and other members of Ash Parish Council. They were joined in the parade, by members of other uniformed organisations, and members of the University of the 3rd Age.

The Service of Remembrance was jointly conducted by Father David Osbourne, Reverend Keith Bristow and Reverend Neil Lambert.

Deputy Mayor of Guildford, councillor Marsha Moseley led the wreath laying ceremony. Followed by Nigel Manning, Chairman of Ash Parish Council and Michael Gove MP and represenatives from the local uniformed organisations and members of U3A.

The North East Hampshire Area School Band provided the accompanying music, with three buglers sounding the evocative Last Post and Reveille. Fred Hendon of the St. John Ambulance Brigade efficiently marshalled the Parade for his first time.

Following the service, the parade returned to the Ash Centre where the salute was taken by Councillor Marsha Moseley, Councillor nigel Manning and Michael Gove as the various contingents marched past.

Before final dispersal, Councillor Manning thanked all the individuals, groups and organizations that had contributed towards and attended the event.

Tea and coffee were then served in the Ash Centre by members of Churches Together.