Record turnout at Laindon Remembrance Service

Sunday 9th November 2014 saw a record 100 people attend the Remembrance
Day service conducted by the Bishop of Bradwell, the Rt Revd John Wraw.
Recent years has seen an increasing attendance at the Laindon
Remembrance Service but numbers have rarely been above 40 attendees.
This year, following the retirement of the Vicar of Laindon, the Bishop
of Bradwell stood in to conduct the service.
Local residents made sure that the service was publicised by putting
posters in and around the Laindon Centre and the Triangle shops. In
addition members of the British Legion and the Scouts Movement as well
as many local people spent their time making sure the event was well
The Meeting was attended by Members of the British Legion and other
ex-services organisations, Mr Stephen Metcalfe MP and a representative
of John Baron MP, Members of the Basildon and Laindon Scouts, Essex
Police, local Councillors and many members of the public.
More than 12 wreaths were laid as well as individual tokens of
Cllr Stephen Hillier, who laid a wreath on behalf of Basildon Council
said “In the 14 years that I have attended this service on Remembrance
Sunday this year has seen a record number of people attending.”