As in previous years, a high number of residents were present for the parade, church service, and short service by the War Memorial including The Last Post. (Details about plans for Remembrance Sunday in Saltford can be found in our news article ‘Remembrance Sunday in Saltford: 12 November 2023‘).
SPC again thanks 1st Saltford Scout Group for organising today’s event. SPC also thanks the Saltford Guides, all uniformed youth, and other residents, volunteers and marshals involved in the arrangements to mark the occasion.
Saltford Parish Council was represented by Cllr Julie Austwick, who lay a wreath from Saltford Parish Council on behalf of the Saltford community. B&NES Council’s Saltford Ward was represented by B&NES Ward Cllr Alison Streatfeild-James.
Photos below show members of Saltford’s uniformed youth (Saltford Scouts and Saltford District Guides) and their leaders, along with SPC Cllr Julie Austwick, B&NES Ward Cllr for Saltford Alison Streatfeild-James, and Revd Nigel Willams (Rector of St Mary’s Church in Saltford). Young people from 1st Saltford Scout Group L-R: Edmund, Rory, Matthew and Theo.
The Parade starts to assemble in Broadway (in front of Saltford Hall) to parade to the church
Service of Remembrance at St Mary’s, Saltford
Members of Scouts and Guides gather by the Church door following the service
Cllr Julie Austwick represented SPC at Remembrance Sunday, including laying SPC’s wreath on behalf of Saltford residents.
B&NES Ward Cllr Alison Streatfeild-James, representing B&NES Council’s Saltford Ward, and Saltford Parish Council Cllr Julie Austwick, outside St Mary’s Church
Ward Cllr and SPC Cllr with Revd Nigel Williams as the Parade leaves St Mary’s Church
The Parade from St Mary’s Church to Saltford War Memorial, High Street, Saltford
The head of the Parade from St Mary’s Church to the War Memorial, High St, Saltford
Saltford Parish Council Cllr Julie Austwick and Revd Nigel Williams of St Mary’s Church, Saltford
Residents and representatives from Saltford’s Scout and Guide groups gather prior to the sounding of The Last Post
Residents at Saltford War Memorial just before 11am
Many residents gathered by Saltford’s War Memorial, Remembrance Sunday, 2023
Laying of wreaths at Saltford’s War Memorial
Wreaths at Saltford War Memorial, 12 November 2023
The Parade returns to Broadway, outside Saltford Hall
Members of 1st Saltford Scouts
More information about Saltford’s War Memorial, and those who died during the First and Second World Wars as engraved on the War Memorial, can be found on SPC’s ‘Local History’ page under 20th Century. Visit https://www.saltfordparishcouncil.gov.uk/our-village/history-of-saltford/