PHOTOS: Sidmouth falls silent as East Devon marks Remembrance Day

Sidmouth showed its respect for its war dead on Sunday (November 14), with crowds returning to reflect and remember at the town’s war memorial.

Last year the coronavirus pandemic called a halt to all traditional large-crowd Armistice Day services and Remembrance Sunday parades.

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Crowds stood in the grounds of St Giles and St Nicholas Church, Sidmouth.
Photo: Simon Horn.

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Photo: Simon Horn.

remembrance

Photo: Simon Horn.

Professional photographer Simon Horn last year took poignant photos of lone wreaths placed around the town and on Sidmouth seafront, because lockdown laws prevented large gatherings.

He said: “People were keen to come to the war memorial this year, after last year’s restrictions.

“Last year, doorstep tributes were displayed and wooden crosses stood in the grounds of St Giles and St Nicholas Church as Sidmouth found different ways to pay its respects.

“So it was a moving sight, to see so many people back together at the war memorial, standing in silent tribute.”

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Photo: Simon Horn.

Sidmouth

Photo: Simon Horn.

Sidmouth

Photo: Simon Horn.

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Photo: Simon Horn.

Wreath-laying services were held across East Devon and Exeter at town and village war memorials; muffled church bells were rung and the Last Post sounded.

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Sidmouth remembers…
Photo: Simon Horn.

See more of Simon Horn’s work here.

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