Armistice Day - 11 November 2010
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Photos from Armistice Service at Greenside, Maybole at 11am on 11th November, 2010

The service was led by Fr Philip Kitchen, chaplain to the Maybole Branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland, who was assisted by Rev Brian Hendrie. In attendance were members of the branch, several other local organisations and all four schools. Parade marshal was Alex Davidson.


Carrick Academy pupil Scott Barrie played the lament and Billy Swan recited Binyon’s Lines:

        “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;

          Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

          At the going down of the sun and in the morning

                We will remember them.”


He also recited the Kohima Epitaph “When you go home, tell them of us and say: 'for your tomorrow we gave our today'”.


Wreaths were laid by George Taylor and Janetta Rodgers prior to poppy crosses being laid by members of local organisations and the public.


This was the first Maybole service for both members of the clergy and Fr Kitchen said afterwards, “There is a real depth of community feeling in Maybole which was tangible this morning. People were gathered as one in a common endeavour. Even those like myself and Brian Hendrie who are new to the town felt included and we were grateful. There is something else too. Community feeling is translated into genuine civic pride, resulting in things being done well which is not to say with a fanfare or unnecessary show, just done well.”


Rev Hendrie added, “I was touched by the act of remembrance which embraced all ages, representing a cross-section of Maybole's community.  I felt very strongly that it was a meaningful occasion for everyone who attended, from the youngest to the eldest.  There was a real sense of togetherness and a desire to honour those who have made, and are still making, the supreme sacrifice in the cause of peace.  It was good to share those few special moments with so many others right across Scotland.”

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