The parade from Broad Street and the service in All Saints’ church followed the familar format, except that, because
of the absence of the Rector on study sabbatical, the service was conducted by former service chaplain, the Revd
The service opened with a children’s choir, directed by Alison Blundell, singing a setting of the Laurence Binyon
Exhortation: They Shall Grow Not Old, accompanied by Richard Whiting, trumpet, and Sue Clark, organist.
Since the dedication in 2007 of a plaque inside the church listing those of Wrington who lost their lives in the two
world wars, the reading of their names has taken place during the service rather than, as previously, afterwards at
the war memorial in the churchyard. The erecting of the plaque was the culmination of years of effort by Vera Perry,
whose own father is among those listed for the Great War. Sadly, just over a week before this year’s service, Vera
died aged 99.