2022 Remembrance Sunday Service Resolven

At 10.30a.m. on Sunday 13 November 2022 a Remembrance Service began (now organised by Resolven Community Council) at the St David’s Church Hall, Resolven which is adjacent to the Resolven Cenotaph. The Service was taken by Moira Randall, Reader (LLM) Licensed Lay Minister. Before the commencement of the Service, Moira said that, although WW I was spoken of as a war to end all wars, we are all aware of the many conflicts around the world that have been and are continuing to this day, as we remember the past and the present who have given their lives so that we can live in peace.

After the Service Moira Randall and the congregation moved out into the unseasonably warm sunshine to join a crowd at the War Memorial.

Four children from Ynysfach School read out the names of the ‘fallen’ etched onto the Resolven War Memorial.

Conway Gillard recited part of the Poem ‘For the Fallen’ Written by Laurence Binyon

As the ‘Last Post’ was played by Karen Partridge the flag bearer Martin Evans lowered the Union Jack.

After the two minutes silence was observed at 11.00 a.m. Karen sounded the ‘Reveille’.

Wreathes were laid at the base of the War Memorial, by representatives of local organisations.

Karen Partridge started playing ‘The Last Post’ and ‘Reveille’ at the Resolven Remembrance Services at a very young age and we are very grateful that this years’ Service is the 42nd year of her attendance.

‘We will remember them’

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Report by Hugh & Lorna Lewis