Remembrance Sunday Service and 'Poppies to Paddington'

Remembrance Sunday 

The Council marked Remembrance Sunday in a private service on Sunday, 8 November. This was part of an effort to commemorate this important occasion safely given the restrictions on public gatherings during lockdown. Additionally, members of the public were encouraged to reflect at home and lay their wreaths in the Park over the course of the rest of the day.

The service took place as planned, led by the Reverend Canon Perran Gay. Representatives from the Council, Duchy of Cornwall and Royal British Legion laid wreaths on behalf of their organisations. 

Poppies to Paddington

This year, the Veterans Charity transported remembrance wreaths to the Tommy memorial statue at London Paddington from locations within the GWR (Great Western Railway) network. Fortunately, they decided to include the Isles of Scilly in the journey. You can read more about this here and below are some photographs of the wreath's journey.

Penzance to IOS: Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE handing to Captain Dave Redgrave

Receiving at IOS: Scillonian 3 Captain Dave Redgrave, Deputy Harbour Master Alan Hartwell and Police Sergeant Darren White

Transferring from IOS via Skybus: Edward (aka 'Smudge') Smith

Transferring from Lands End Airport back to the Veterans Charity


Publishing date: 
Wednesday, 11 November, 2020