As part of the centenary Armistice commemorations, the Bridlington Echo will be publishing several articles leading up to Remembrance Sunday.
Despite the atrocious weather, there was a good turnout at the War Memorial to mark the re-dedication of the Poppy Garden. Cadets, standard bearers, veterans, and the public stood in the pouring rain to listen to a brief service by Rev Matthew Pollard.
Later, members of the Armed Forces Scooter Club replaced poppies that had been vandalised earlier in the week and stood in silence during the last post – despite a huge hailstorm.
The official launch of the Poppy Appeal was then held in the Promenades Shopping Centre, in the presence of the Mayor, cadets, veterans and standard bearers.
Staff Sergeant Lee Tyson handed over a commemorative copper cross set in stone which is hoped to be mounted in the Memorial Gardens.