Probus Club chairman lays a wreath on Remembrance Sunday

Other than when Covid lockdown prevented such events, chairmen of Bishopsteignton Probus Club have laid a Probus wreath at the Bishopsteignton War Memorial annually. On Remembrance Sunday this year, Probus Club members including chairman Peter Hartley attended the Act of Remembrance alongside representatives of other village organisations and individuals to remember the service and sacrifice of those who have died in wars.

Villagers assembled adjacent to the Bishopsteignton War Museum, where the Act of Remembrance took place. It was led by the Reverend Jane Frost who recited The Exhortation, and a short, personalised service which was very well-received by the assembled villagers. The Last Post was sounded before the Two Minute Silence which was concluded when the Reveille was sounded. Wreaths were then laid on the War Memorial by Probus chairman Peter Hartley and others before the Parade was led to St. John’s Church for the Service.

Probus Club is for retired men and those nearing retirement. If you are interested in finding out more by attending one or more meetings as a guest of the club, please contact our Honorary Secretary John Tuddenham on 01626 870004 or the chairman Peter Hartley on 01626 684692.

Photo attached: Chairman Peter Hartley flanked by Dr Nigel Darby (right), the club press officer, and Henry Merritt (left), former Probus Club chairman and current Parish Council chairman.

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