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Radyr community unite to honour fallen soldiers

Wreaths laid at the ceremony

RESIDENTS gathered at Radyr’s war memorial on Sunday to honour Britain’s fallen soldiers. Members of the community came together to watch the Remembrance March and share a thought for those who lost their lives in battle.

Lord Lieutenant, Colonel Kevin Davies attended the event in order to represent the Queen. Poppy wreaths were laid by members of the armed forces and Radyr Community Council.

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The march

Local churches also joined together to pay their respects.

Canon of Radyr Parish, Jenny Wigley said: “One of the great privileges of being the vicar of a parish is that you have opportunities like this – to draw the community together. The significance of Remembrance Sunday is shared across the generations.

“In the service in church which followed, there were more than 300 people and over 100 of those were under 18. It added poignancy to the memories I shared in my sermon of my grandfather.  I have a photo of him taken on the day he went to war. It was 1914, and he was just 17.”

The event highlighted how important ­­Remembrance Sunday continues to be to young people. Many local youth groups participated in the service including members of the area’s Rainbow, Brownie and Beaver Groups.

Representative pupils from Radyr Primary School, Bryn Deri Primary School and Radyr Comprehensive School also laid poppy wreaths during the service. ­