Paying tribute to fallen

  • 13 November, 2023
  • In the community


Pier paid its own tribute to those who lost their lives in world wars and later
conflicts around the globe.

seaside attraction joined forces with hundreds from across the town who
gathered at the war memorial on the seafront for Remembrance Sunday.

advertising on the pier’s front screen was suspended for the entire weekend and
the only display was a giant poppy field with the words, “Lest We Forget”.

Billy Ball said the service held at the memorial on the Upper Promenade is just
a few yards away from the attraction.

is always a fantastic turnout to honour the fallen and it seems to grow year on
year with all ages represented,” he added.

Sunday provides us with the opportunity to remember and pay tribute to the
service and sacrifice of those who defended our freedom and protected our way
of life over so many decades.

includes those in the armed and emergency services who continue to carry out
this duty as a result of conflict or terrorism.

“It is
always a privilege for us to be able to commemorate them via the poppy field on
our giant screen.”

Pier also laid on free coffee and tea for serving or former service men and women
over the weekend as a thank you.


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