Boston begins its Remembrance Tide

RAF Coningsby personnel taking part in Boston's Remembrance Sunday last year at the war memorial.
RAF Coningsby personnel taking part in Boston's Remembrance Sunday last year at the war memorial.

Boston’s Gardens of Remembrance in Wide Bargate will have their annual opening on Thursday (November 5) by the Mayor, Coun Richard Austin, to mark the beginning of the town’s Remembrance Tide events.

Thursday’s event includes a Royal British Legion service, which starts at 10.45am, and schoolchildren will be taking part, some of them reading poetry.

The Remembrance Sunday (November 8) service at the Wide Bargate war memorial will start just before 11am and will include the observation of silence at 11am and wreath laying.

There will be a parade to Boston Stump and then those taking part will process to the saluting base outside W H Smith in Strait Bargate.

There will be a march past by RAF Coningsby personnel.

Coun Austin will attend along with the RAF Coningsby Officer Commanding, Group Captain Jez Attridge.

There will also be music from Boston’s Salvation Army Band.

Armistice Day – Wednesday, November 11 – will see another service at the war memorial and a silence at 11am.

At 8pm that day there will be a small gathering of the Polish people of Boston.

Poland was one of many countries that fought alongside Britain, Russia and America to defeat Hitler’s tyrannical regime.

The Polish people in Boston are remembering their own servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Second World War as well as gathering in remembrance of the service personnel from the many nations of the world who made up the Allied Forces.

The flag of the Polish Air Force Association will be quietly paraded.

The gathering will also commemorate Polish Independence in 1918.