Photographer captures poignant tributes of remembrance in Sidmouth on Armistice Day

Sidmouth showed its respect for its war dead on Armistice Day, (November 11) with poignant tributes of remembrance.

Photographer Simon Horn, from Sidmouth, captured these images of a single wreath of rosemary – for remembrance – displayed on railings on Sidmouth seafront, and wooden crosses honouring the fallen, placed near the town’s war memorial, in the grounds of St Giles and St Nicholas Church.

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Wooden crosses near the town’s war memorial, in the grounds of St Giles and St Nicholas Church.
Photo: Simon Horn.

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A wreath made of rosemary – for remembrance – on Sidmouth seafront.
Photo: Simon Horn.

Simon, a professional photo-journalist, said: “I quite like the poignancy of the single wreath tied to railings on the seafront being blown by the wind, particularly during these times.”

Nationally, the coronavirus pandemic called a halt to traditional large-crowd Armistice Day services and Remembrance Sunday parades.

In East Devon and Exeter some scaled-down wreath laying services went ahead at town and village war memorials, where muffled church bells were rung and the Last Post sounded.

Doorstep tributes were created by residents determined to honour the fallen from their homes.

  • See more of Simon Horn’s work here.

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