I took advantage of being "between contracts" to help escort 120 10-7 year olds from primary school to village cenotaph. Rain held off just long enough to get them there and back again. RBL committee and members were there plus a smattering of also rans. All the cute wives helping out were wowed by martial display of ribbon and bawbees on Cuddles' chest, as were small boys. TFB properly proud of me as is meet and fitting. Fenianette has huge street (playground) cred with the wee boys in her class.
Traffic stopped by marshals and all good as gold, including two "white van men" who got out and stood respectfully during silence. It isn't cheap to live here but it is worth it when occasions like this come off. I even had to smile as the local estate agent had to move his illegally parked Porsche away from the memorial! The children were all properly respectful, silent at 11 and asked questions about the old boys medals and berets etc. and about some of the WW1 programmes that have been on TV recently.
It's market day here and lashing it down, people stood still in the rain for two mins. Good for them
unfortunately the 2 well to do bitches in my shop refused to wait 2 mins to observe the silence and gave me shit because I wouldn't process ther payment until I was ready.
Their faces were a picture when I then refused to take their payment and sent them packing without their purchases. Best £200 I've not taken in ages.
Very well observed and attended in Liverpool, while blowing a gale,,but a small point the vicar/ Padre, said we have some very important people here today meaning the dignitaries, and I hate that, the important people are you and me,,
We had the march of honour last week and today the "baton" was of to the Menin gate, Honiton today was howling a gale but good turnout, mayor and local great and good, legion et-al as well as local school kids, local plod stopped the traffic.all in all good drills
Only person to attend the war memorial in Central Milton Keynes. The shopping centre had two minutes silence as I could hear the speakers announce it.
Hopefully there will be a better turn out on Sunday.