A few of us, including a young man representing his great-grandfather, attended the 11 0’clock silence at the Rye Cenotaph in St Mary’s churchyard on Saturday, November 11. Not even on such a national Remembrance Day was the area free of parking: two cars were parked right up to the stone perimeter of the monument and there were others very close by.
Had any members of the District council or our own Town Council been present, then I hope they would have felt ashamed. On Sunday, November 12, actual Remembrance Sunday, would the cars make way for the dignitaries? Of course, they did and it was closed off. Why cannot we have this dignity throughout the year?
Photo: Rye News library