French representatives at Kirkby Remembrance Day service

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THE Rev Neil Popham, assisted by Reader Chris Manning, addressed a packed St Thomas’ Church during Kirkby’s Remembrance Day service.

Children from L’Ecole Reves d’Enfante, representing Kirkby’s twin town of Ronchin in northwest France, and Ashfield School’s Ensemble both sang.

The soloist was Ashfield’s Lucy Allen.

Following a parade to the Kingsway war memorial organised by parade marshall Brian Dykes of Kirkby Royal British Legion, wreaths were laid by church, civic and service organisations.

The Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Hugh Madison, and Flt Lt Geoff Broughton took the salute.

Music was by Kirkby Colliery Welfare Band.

Pictured are Cadets Kyle Durose (Union Flag) Ryan Poole (RN Standard) and Robert Adams (Kirkby Royal British Legion Standard) at St Thomas’ Church.