Remembrance Day 2020
Due to government restrictions in place we cannot have a Remembrance Parade this year, however we would like the community to help us decorate our windows at Didcot Civic Hall instead.
You can join us in decorating our windows by printing and colouring the template pages found here or creating your own artwork.
Anything you would like to be displayed can be posted through the post box at Didcot Civic Hall, left at reception or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
We would also love to see photos of other windows in the community decorated for Remembrance Day so please share with us via social media or email@example.com
Have a look at the Remembrance Day colouring in and artwork sent in by residents displayed in the windows of Didcot Civic Hall:
Remembrance Day Service
Remembrance Day Service Sheet (PDF, 1.4 Mb)
Remembrance Day Service Sheet
Here is a slideshow of photographs from Remembrance Day 2020:
Here is a video of the Remembrance Day Service:
Mayor's Visit to War Graves
As Remembrance Day is approaching this week, Mayor Eleanor Hards has paid respects to all Commonwealth War Graves in Didcot that are known to us.
A remembrance cross was put on the war graves in Didcot All Saints churchyard and in Kynaston Road Cemetery. Upon arrival, Mayor Eleanor Hards found that some war graves already had remembrance crosses on them and therefore paid respects and continued to place crosses on those that didn't.
Eight lives are remembered in seven graves in Didcot All Saints churchyard, there being one double grave with Cadet Sergeant William Albert Hughes, who was killed when a Wellington bomber crashed near RAF Harwell, and his brother Vivian Stanley Hughes who died in the Radcliffe Infirmary of cardiac failure.
Five lives are remembered in Kynaston Road Cemetery.
Planting of Commemorative Tree
On Remembrance Sunday, Didcot Mayor Eleanor Hards planted a commemorative tree in Small Bone Park along with the President of the local branch of the RBL (on the left) and Legion member Colin Jones.