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November 10 2016.

Seaford will remember the fallen of the Wars at two additional remembrance events this year. The traditional wreath laying and two-minute silence will be held at the War Memorial in Sutton Park Road from 10.30am on Sunday the 13th of November.

Seaford Cemetery is one of the largest Commonwealth War Grave sites in the south of England and contains not only local people who died in both World Wars, but also hundreds of men who travelled from all over the Empire and who died in the town. At 10.30am on Tuesday the15th of November local people and representatives of Veterans from Ireland, Canada and the West Indies will gather at Seaford Cemetery to remember the men from these countries who died in Seaford during the Great War in a short but poignant service. All are welcome to attend these services.

Local historian Kevin Gordon will be providing two free guided tours of Seaford Cemetery in conjunction with these events. The tours will depart at 2.30pm on Sunday the 13th of November and 2.30pm on Tuesday the15th of November. The hour-long tours will start from the cemetery gates at the corner of Cradle Hill Road and Alfriston Road, Seaford.

Kevin explains: ‘Every war-grave has a story behind it. Soldiers died of their wounds, of disease and in accidents. Our cemetery also contains the graves of merchant seamen, airmen and civilians who were killed in Second World War air raids.”