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November 15 2013.

Following a very, very wet Saturday, the weather relented last Sunday, the 10th of November, for the Remembrance Day Service and Parade in Newhaven. The sun came out, the air turned crisp and cold and as a result a good sized crowd came out to watch the wreaths being laid.

At the church service held before the parade, the tragic loss of 14 year old Dylan Alkins was remembered and the congregation gave a round of applause for the members of HM Coastguard and the crew of the lifeboat, who were present in the church.

The laying of the wreaths was led by the High Sheriff of East Sussex, the Royal British Legion and the Mayor of Newhaven. Newhaven’s new Young Mayor, Connor Dartnell laid a wreath on the Transport Memorial on behalf of Newhaven Town Council.

It was also good to see so many children and young people involved in the wreath laying this year; from the cadet forces, scouts and girl guides, from all three primary schools and from Tideway.