2021 Wreath Laying

It was a wet start for our Remembrance Day march to the King’s Green Memorial on Sunday 14th November at noon. However, the rain stopped just as we set off up the hill, behind the Lady Mayor’s car and a marching band of Air Cadets, and then down to the Memorial.

There was a wonderful turnout of families together with air cadets, scouts, boys brigade, choristers, clergy and dignitaries. All together, it was a massive gathering to witness prayers, hymns, tributes and finally the laying of about 15 wreaths from various organisations; including The Old Loughtonians Association as always.

The event concluded with another march up the hill to the British Legion Clubhouse where a meal was kindly provided for the wreath-layers and dignitaries.

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Tickets found in bowler hat-band
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Roland Brown, Malcolm Trowbridge, Andrew Kaye, Chris Plant

Chris Plant provided a couple of ancient bowler hats for Malcolm and me. Mine was too small and in an effort to make it bigger, I removed the inner leather band. It didn’t help at all, but more importantly, about 5 very old bus tickets fell out, having been tucked inside the hat-band for many years.

The tickets were issued by London Transport in about 1950 and were 2d fares on a 106 bus.

Malcolm will contact the London Transport Museum in due course.

Altogether a very interesting day

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