Remembrance Sunday Service
Wallingford Town Council organises the Town Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade and other bodies and partners proudly pay their role in Remembrance Sunday.
“We shall remember them”
The Council remembers the many men and women of Wallingford and elsewhere who died in the first world war, the second world war and in all of the many wars and conflicts that have occurred since.
The Remembrance Service takes place at the War Memorial in the Market Place with also a parade by marching groups, the Bugler sounding the last post and a fly past. This is followed with the readings of the names on the war memorial followed by the wreath laying which is usually done by the Mayor of Wallingford, Deputy Lieutenant, Freeman (Army and RAF), Deputy Police Commissioner, Members of Parliament, Royal British Legion, Oxfordshire County Council and District Council.
A War Memorial Exhibition is usually open after the Service in the Town Hall and is run by volunteers.
Remembrance Service 2020
Wallingford Town Council would like to thank everyone who participated in this years’ Remembrance Sunday Commemoration.
The Town Council worked closely with Rev. David Rice, RAF Benson and Wallingford Radio.
A small service was held in the Town with the Mayor of Wallingford and a small number of Town Councillor’s in attendance alongside representatives from RAF Benson.
Wreaths were laid following the national 2 minute silence and a brief service of Remembrance led by Rev. David Rice and was live streamed via Wallingford Radio.
We would like to thank all those residents who stayed at home to remember, reflect and listen to the service remotely.
Photograph Credit for the Remembrance Service photographs to Stuart Emmerson (The Wallingford Project)
Wallingford's War Memorial
The War Memorial was designed by Sir Guy Dawbar and the bronze figure of peace and the panels were modelled and cast by George Alexander. The whole monument was built by Messrs William Honeybone, the well known firm of stonemasons who’s premises were then in St. Martin’s Street. It was erected on the site of the ancient bull ring and unveiled amid a considerable civic ceremony on Sunday 22nd May 1923. With the aid of a grant the War Memorial was refurbished in October / November 2018.
The Town Council Parks Department plant the surrounding flower beds twice a year and Remembrance Sunday Service takes place in this area.