Hertsmere pays respects on Remembrance Day

POLITICIANS, dignitaries and residents of Hertsmere turned out to pay their respects this morning (Thursday) at a Remembrance Day service.

Borough mayor Linda Silver, MP James Clappison and council leader Morris Bright were among those who attended a service outside Hertsmere Borough Council’s offices in Borehamwood.

Hertsmere deputy mayor and Potters Bar councillor Peter Knell also attended, along with his wife June, and representatives from the Royal British Legion.

Despite the wet and windy weather, Cllr Knell said the service was well attended.

“Practically everyone in the council came to pay their respects,” he said.

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“With the weather as bad as it was, it was a tremendous turn out. It was a very moving ceremony. Some of us returned to the mayor’s chambers afterwards and spoke to some of the old soldiers, who told us about the first and second world. It was very interesting.”

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