Over 11,600 people from all over the world watched Marlow’s streamed Remembrance Service last Sunday, 8th November. The service was filmed in advance at All Saints’ Church.
Marlow Town Council and the Royal British Legion were determined to ensure that Remembrance was honoured, despite not being able to have the usual service. They prepared to film a service to be shown for public participation on Remembrance Sunday. Several days’ filming were organised — and then lockdown came, and everything changed.
“Despite all the uncertainty and many changed plans, the streamed service was really special and unique,” Mayor Richard Scott said. “We’re delighted that we were able to bring it to so many people. It was a different way of remembering, but also very moving and appropriate.”
Countess Elizabeth Howe laid a wreath on behalf of the Queen, while Andrew Farncombe Esq, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, and Marlow Mayor Richard Scott together laid a wreath on behalf of Buckinghamshire Council. Deputy Mayor Bob Johnson laid a wreath on behalf of Marlow Town Council.
Many organisations that would normally attend the traditional event at the War Memorial were in attendance, including representatives from the Royal Marines, RAF, Air Cadets and Sea Cadets. John Chapman, MBE, gave the Royal British Legion Exhortation and The Kohima Epitaph.
Dave Bull of All Saints, Nick Thompson from Marlow Methodist Church and Anthea Wratten from River Church all took part.
Marlow Town Council thanks Tim Ashburner for offering his services free to film all parts of the service at All Saints’ Church.
To watch the recording go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOrfyfN7gfwW09jfmLCqIHA