In 1922, the then British Legion produced the first Remembrance poppy and wreath and, millions of poppies later, the Royal British Legion is still proudly continuing this important tradition.
Here in Rye, a wide variety of organisations and individuals take part annually in a civic Remembrance ceremony (see photo above) with at its heart the wreath laying.
This allows individuals and organisations to pay their respects to all those of Rye and district who have fallen in the two world wars and all the other campaigns between and since – and the pandemic has not stopped us from doing so this year.
What follows is a video of the images of the build-up of the wreaths and crosses (by day and by night) between November 8 and November 11 2020 in St Mary’s churchyard as well as at the Mary Stanford lifeboat memorial in Rye Harbour, RFC Rye and Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.
Image Credits: Kenneth Bird , Royal British Legion .