Potters Bar remembers

DOZENS of residents gathered at Potters Bar’s war memorial on Sunday to honour those who have died in conflict.

Crowds converged on the cenotaph in High Street for the Act of Remembrance at 11am.

The ceremony was followed by a service at St Mary the Virgin and All Saints Church in The Walk.

Refreshments were then served at the Royal British Legion club in Cotton Road.

Cllr John Donne, who represented Hertsmere Borough Council at the event, said he was “most impressed” with the attendance.

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“More people than last year attended the open air service, that was for sure,” he said.

As for the importance of remembering the fallen, he said: “We owe our existence to the dead.”

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The Rev Peter Bevan, the vicar of St Mary’s, agreed.

He said: “It is very important to acknowledge the great debt we owe to those who died in the two world wars.

“Remembering the past helps us to be able to change the future.”

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